McCall, Stephanie D. (sdm36)

Stephanie Dawn McCall

Lecturer, Curriculum Studies Program

Office Location:

Zankel Zankel

Educational Background

University of Texas at Austin, B.A.,English

Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.Ed.,Teaching and Learning 

Teachers College, Columbia University, Ed.D.,Curriculum Studies 

Scholarly Interests

Curriculum theory 

Critical studies in gender and sexuality in education 

Curriculum design

Feminist theories in education

Single-gender education 

Selected Publications


McCall, S. (2019). Girls, single-sex schools, and postfeminist fantasies. New York and London: Routledge.

Dernikos, B., Lesko, N., McCall, S., Niccolini, A. (2020). Mapping the affective turn: Theory, research, and pedagogies. New York and London: Routledge. 

Papers, Chapters & Reviews

Lesko, N., McCall, S.D., Dernikos, B. & Niccolini, A. (2024) Atmospheres of violence and becoming bad researchers, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 37:3, 618-630, DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2023.2299021

McCall, S. D. (2024). Book Review: Gender Replay: On Kids, Schools, and Feminism by Freeden Blume Oeur and C. J. Pascoe. Gender & Society, 0(0).

McCall, S.D. (2022) ‘Dirty clothes’: intra-active entanglements in a curriculum of sexual violence, Sex Education, DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2022.2122948

Lesko, N. & McCall, S.D. (2021). Curriculum and racial differences: Affective encounters in educational journals. History of Education & Children’s Literature, XVI, 2 (2021), pp. 447-472.

Lesko, N., & McCall, S.D. (2022). Curriculum and Gender. Routledge.

Dernikos, B., Lesko, N., McCall, S. & Niccolini, A. (Eds). (2020). Feeling education. In Mapping the Affective Turn: Theory, Research, and Pedagogies. New York and London: Routledge.

Niccolini, A., Dernikos, B., Lesko, N., & McCall, S. (2019). High passions: Affect and curriculum theorizing in the present. In C. Hebert, N. Ng-A-Fook, A. Ibrahim, & B. Smith, Eds., Internationalizing Curriculum Studies: Histories, Environments & Critiques (pp. 157-176).  Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

McCall, S. (Winter 2015). Recognition and knowledge: Mapping the promises and seductions of successful female futures. Girlhood Studies, 8(3).

Lesko, N. & McCall, S. (2014). Pink brains and education: A postfeminist analysis of neuroscience and neurosexism. Revista Brasil eira de Historia da Educacao (Special issue on the history of childhood and youth), 14 (2), 163-190.

Eckes, S. & McCall, S. (2014). The potential impact of social science research on legal issues surrounding single-sex classrooms and schools. Educational Administration Quarterly, 50 (2), 195-232.

McCall, S. (2012). Complicating discourses of protection and heteronormativity in single gender education. In D. Carlson and E. Meyer, Eds., Gender and Sexuality in Education: A Reader. New York: Peter Lang.

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