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Photograph of Dr. Whitney Hanley
237 G Taylor Education Building

Dr. Whitney Hanley’s research focuses on transforming systems and practices that perpetuate opportunity gaps and marginalization of Black, Indigenous Youth of Color (BIYOC) with dis/abilities. Hanley uses intersectional and social justice frameworks to analyze the qualitative ways teacher identity is shaped and how to support educator decisions that resist and disrupt inequities and forms of oppression, particularly as it relates to Black girls with dis/abilities. Her most recent research focuses on using critical frameworks to guide practice-based opportunities that give pre-service teachers the language they need to discuss racism and ableism as well as dispositions necessary in the work of inclusive, equitable education.

Vita (pdf)