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Gabriel Huddleston Receives Early Career Award

Gabriel Huddleston, Ph.D.

Gabriel Huddleston received an Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The award, given by the AERA’s Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies special interest group recognizes early career scholars committed to work in curriculum studies and cultural studies.

“An Early Career Award from an international research organization like AERA is important recognition of Dr. Huddleston’s work, and brings prestige to the College as well,” said Jan Lacina, Interim Dean in the College of Education. “We are proud of Dr. Huddleston and his commitment to curriculum studies and cultural studies.”

Huddleston is an Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Curriculum Studies and serves as core faculty with both the Women and Gender Studies (WGST) and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) departments. He teaches classes in curriculum studies and qualitative inquiry. His research uses a cultural studies theoretical framework to examine connections between schools and society broadly and, more specifically, relationships between neoliberal education reform and teachers.

He’s currently working with Fort Worth Independent School District and other CRES researchers on a Latinx social studies curriculum overlay for all grade levels to include Latinx cultures, histories and backgrounds.

He has also served as the Program Chair for AERA’s Critical Issues in Curriculum Studies and Cultural Studies group and has co-chaired a section on culture and commentary within AERA’s Division B—Curriculum Studies. He has publications in several academic journals, including: Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education and The Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.  He has published several book chapters and has served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.