Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Jennifer L. Doyle’s activist-oriented research focuses on issues of race, equity, and educational justice through a critical social theoretical lens. Her current research uses youth participatory action research (YPAR) methods to situate Black, Indigenous, Youth of Color (BIYOC) as experts in community-based racial justice work, while her critical race autoethnographic research examines the role of white folx in the fight for racial justice. As a high school English teacher, she conducted her doctoral research facilitating book clubs with students who were incarcerated, examining the role of teachers in the school-to-prison nexus – from the perspective of students. Prior to her time at UK, she was a teacher-educator at her alma mater, the University of South Carolina, where she also served as a Professional Development Schools (PDS) university liaison at two local high schools. Her PDS work focused on (re)imagining models of school-university partnerships to center communities and dismantle racism. Doyle currently serves as the Program Faculty Chair for the MIC English program. She is a scholar-activist, local community member, and a new mother.
Research Interests: Racial Justice Teaching and Education, Equity, Qualitative Methods, MIC, Secondary Education