Kristal Moore Clemons, PhD

PhD (Education -- Culture, Curriculum, and Change), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA (American Studies), Washington State University
Graduate Certificate (Women’s Studies), Duke University

Kristal Moore ClemonsKristal Moore Clemons is a faculty member in the Graduate Education programs, including the Doctor of Education program. As a feminist historian, Dr. Clemons seeks to understand the unique narrative of gender, race, and class throughout U.S. history. Her research interests include qualitative research; social foundations of education; women’s and gender studies; culture, diversity, and multicultural education; social studies methods; teacher education and development; critical race theory; popular culture/hip hop studies; and U.S. history.

Dr. Clemons’ most recent publications include “I think Ph.D. stands for ‘poor, hungry and determined’” in Jane A. Van Galen and Van O. Dempsey (eds.), Trajectories: The Social and Educational Mobility of Education Scholars from Poor and Working Class Backgrounds; “Service is the rent we pay: A tale of how service learning bridged the gap between theory and practice” in N. Webster and T. Stewart (eds.), Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions within Service-Learning;Here in this place: Write on! of Durham, North Carolina” in P. Mathieu, S. J. Parks, T. Rousculp (eds.), Circulating Communities: The Tactics and Strategies of Community Publishing; and “bein’ alive & bein’ a woman & bein’ colored is a metaphysical dilemma: Black female social integration at a predominantly White institution” in Crystal Chambers (ed.), Black American Female Students: Success and Challenges.

Previously, Dr. Clemons served as a faculty member and associate director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at Florida State University. Dr. Clemons also consults with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice/FAMU Juvenile Justice Institute on culturally responsive pedagogy, and is an assistant professor at Tallahassee Community College. She has taught students from elementary school to graduate school, and has been recognized for her commitment to the classroom as a site of democratic deliberation. In 2007, Dr. Clemons utilized her experiences as a Servant Leader with the Children’s Defense Fund to cofound the Children’s Defense Fund Durham Freedom School at North Carolina Central University.

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