Lauren Colley

Lauren Marie Colley

Assistant Professor

Teachers College

CECH Secondary Education - 0022

Professional Summary

Lauren M. Colley is an educator, self-taught baker, and solo mother to three equally amazing, demanding, and unique children. She is an advocate for social justice, national paid parental and family leave, and happier and healthier earth and world. Since 2019, she has been an Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Studies Education at the University of Cincinnati where her research focuses primarily on how students and teachers use and think about gender and feminism in the social studies curriculum and classroom. From 2015-2019, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Science Education at the University of Alabama. She earned her PhD in 2015 from the University of Kentucky (UK) where she worked as a Graduate Assistant to the C3 Framework and the New York Social Studies Toolkit Project. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she earned a Master of Arts in History (2007, UK), a Master of Arts in Education (2008, UK), and taught high school social studies in Central Kentucky. 
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Research and Practice Interests

social studies education; gender; feminism; intersectionality; critical historical thinking; rural education 

Positions and Work Experience

08-15-2015 -08-15-2019 Assistant Professor of Social Science Education , University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL