Emily Wender (English Department) has published an article on preservice teachers' conceptions of racial difference in the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts.
The article, titled "Developing Conceptions of Racial Difference: Pre-service Teachers in a Swing State Read Hush During the Fall 2016 Presidential Election," emerged from a study of preservice teachers' writing about racial identity and difference
in young adult literature. Ultimately arguing that whiteness must be part of discussions of racial identity, Wender explores both the roles of perspective-taking and young adult literature in the English Language Arts classroom across grade levels.
The article appears in the latest OJELA (57.1), Summer/Spring 2017.