Buchanan presents at the College and University Faculty Assembly

Lisa Buchanan, associate professor of education in the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education, presented two research papers and two collaborative sessions at the Annual Meeting of College and University Faculty Assembly in November.

Lisa Buchanan, associate professor of education in the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education, presented two research papers and two collaborative sessions at the Annual Meeting of College and University Faculty Assembly held virtually Nov. 16 through Nov. 19.

The College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) is a peer reviewed research conference for social studies faculty held annually prior to the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Meeting.

Buchanan co-authored and co-presented a symposium with other mother-scholars in CUFA titled “Dual Labors of Love: Navigating Academia and Mothering During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This collaborative session focused on the complex, nuanced experiences of 10 mothers in academia during the ongoing pandemic.

Buchanan organized and co-presented a contemporary issues dialogue with fellow researchers on the presence and possibilities of examining intersectionality using children’s literature. The session, “Teaching to Disrupt: Teacher Educators Reflect on the Research and Practice of Intersectionality in Children’s Literature,” bridged theory and practice across six different presentations, each focused on a different aspect of intersectionality and children’s lives.

Buchanan also co-presented two research papers with the first being a systematic review of research on using film in social studies with co-authors Jeremy Hilburn (UNC Wilmington), Cara Ward (UNC Wilmington) and Wayne Journell (UNC Greensboro). The group presented their paper, “A systematic review of the literature on using film to teach social studies.”

The second presentation of a collaborative, multi-site research paper titled “The Perpetuation and Preservation of Christianity in Public Schools of the South.” The paper is co-authored by Buchanan and colleagues Sohyun An (Kennesaw State University), Elizabeth Saylor (University of Georgia), Aaron Bodle (James Madison University) and Elizabeth Bellows (Appalachian State University).