Editor's Note


  • Ugena Whitlock


An editorial introduction to Literacies section.

Author Biography

Ugena Whitlock

Ugena Whitlock is Associate Professor of Education and Gender Studies and Coordinator of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at Kennesaw State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies from Louisiana State University (2005). She serves as Secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. Her research interests include curriculum theory, queer theory, gender and sexuality, religion, race, class, popular culture, and the South. Ugena's book, This Corner of Canaan: Curriculum Studies of Place and the Reconstruction of the South, was published in 2007. Her current project, entitled South to a Queer Place: An Interdisciplinary Collection of Queer Voices and Southern Sensibilities, explores how place and sexuality are important to the formation of subjectivity.