Helton, Elizabeth (keh2171)

Helton, Kathleen

Part Time Instructor

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Educational Background

Liz Helton is a third-year doctoral candidate in English Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. They serve as an instructor in the MA program in English Education, studying adolescence and literature with pre-service teachers. Helton’s work in educational research looks at the relationships between gender, sexuality, and schooling, including the ways in which hetero- and cis-normativity are naturalized through school. Helton is invested in queer pedagogy in teacher education as a means by which future teachers might disrupt the regimes of gender and sexuality in schooling as they intersect with dominant discourses of race and class. 

Selected Publications

Helton, L. (2020). Topographies of Disruption: Queer(ed) literacy pedagogies beyond the binary. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing

Helton, L. (2020). Trans/School: Across and beyond queer-inclusive pedagogy. English Journal
  • Adolescents and Literature (Spring 2019, 2020, and 2021)
  • Teaching of Poetry (Summer 2019 and 2020)
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