Judith Hayn, Professor and Associate Dean of the UA Little Rock School of Education, is one of the recipients of the American Educational Research Association, Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Exemplary Research Award for her contribution to the book Teaching, Affirming and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework.
This book draws upon a queer literacy framework to map out examples for teaching literacy across pre-K-12 schooling. To date, there are no comprehensive Pre-K-12 texts for literacy teacher educators and theorists to use to show successful models of how practicing classroom teachers affirm differential (a)gender bodied realities across curriculum and schooling practices. This book aims to highlight how these enactments can be made readily conscious to teachers as a reminder that gender normativity has established violent and unstable social and educational climates for the millennial generation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, (a)gender/(a)sexual, gender creative, and questioning youth.
Congratulations. Dr. Hayn!