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Ph.D. English Education, University of Virginia (2004)
M.A. American Studies, Boston College (1997)
B.A. English Teaching; History, University of New Hampshire (1995)

Recent Courses

Exploring The Arts: Women In Art And Literature
First Year Seminar: Gender Studies: New Media And Historical Text
Inquiry And Expression Literacy Across The Curric: Humanities
Instruction And Assessment In English Education
Literacy In The Middle & Secondary Schools
Literature For Young Adults
Orientation Seminar
Teaching Writing In The Secondary Inclusive Classroom
Youth Literacies: Literature, Culture And The Arts

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Critical Literacy
Feminist Pedagogy
Differentiated Instruction
Adolescent Literacy
Curriculum Design

Research Interests

Literacy Across the Curriculum
Critical Literacy
Gender, Class, Race, and Sexuality

Grants/Sponsored Research

Project BUILD: Four Year Nonfiction Literacy Research Grant


Wallowitz, L. (Ed.). (2008). Critical literacy as resistance: Teaching for social justice across the secondary curriculum. New York: Peter Lang.

Refereed Articles

Wallowitz, L. (2004), Reading as Resistance: Gendered Messages in Literature and Media. English Journal, 93, 26-31.

Wallowitz, L. (2003), Women's Health Activism: Bridging Theory and Practice. Iris: a journal about women, 47, 64-67.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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Wallowitz, L. (2007). Critical Literacy as resistance: Problematizing race, gender, and class with urban youth. In Paris International Conference on Education, Economy, and Society. Paris, France.

Wallowitz, L. (2007). "Student's Negotiations of Heteronormative Spaces". In American Association of Curriculum Studies. Chicago, Illinois.

Wallowitz, L., & Linne. R. (2006). "Labor as Curriculum". In Conference on Curriculum Studies. Marbles Fall, Texas.

Wallowitz, L., & Bekkala, E. (2006). "Bridging cultures, bridging curriculum: Using text and image as a vehicle for interdisciplinary teaching.". In Second World Curriculum Conference. Tampere, Finland.

Wallowitz, L., & Linne, R. (2006). "Differentiation across the curriculum". In Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Emert, T., Wallowitz, L., & Levy, A. (2005). "Hot burning torches: Teaching YA books that sizzle with controversy". In ALAN Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

Wallowitz, L. (2004). "Women's health activism in a feminist voice". In Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theorizing. Daytone, Ohio.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Wallowitz, L. "Just like Lizzie: Gender stereotyping, essentialism, and the domestication of rebellion in Disney's Lizzie Maguire." In Macedo, D., & Steinberg, S.R.(Eds.). Media literacy: A reader. New York: Peter Lang.

"Happy Victims: The Construction of Women in Advertising." In Jha and Nigam (Eds.) Women in advertising: Changing perceptions. ICFAI Books.

Honors and Accomplishments

Teaching Excellence Award, 2006-07

Keynote Speaker, Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Women's Recognition Award, SGA's Women's Recognition Dinner