Dr. Stephanie Troutman is a Black feminist scholar and first-generation college student. An advanced junior faculty member, she joins the RCTE program as Assistant Professor of Emerging Literacies. A former high school and middle grades public school teacher, Stephanie is a scholar-activist who has been recognized with numerous awards for teaching, mentorship/student advocacy, and social justice leadership. Dr. Troutman is also the co-director of Wildcat Writers and The Southern Arizona Writing Project (SAWP.) Both of these programs are outreach partnerships between The University of Arizona English Department and the larger Tucson (schooling/ educational) community.
Active across multiple fields, Stephanie serves on the Strategic Planning Committee of the National Women’s Studies Association and on their Women of Color Leadership Project Advisory Board.
Dr. Troutman’s research interests are inter and cross disciplinary. Much of her work takes an intersectional approach to understanding issues of race, gender, and sexuality in relation to both popular culture and schooling. Specifically, Dr. Troutman focuses on educational policies, curriculum and pedagogy, film, media and youth discourses on issues of identity. Her work has appeared in several edited collections and academic journals including, The Sexuality Curriculum & Youth Culture (Peter Lang, 2011) and Interrogating Critical Pedagogy: The voices of People of Color in the movement. (Routledge, 2015) and the Journal of Girlhood Studies (GHS.) Her most recent article is forthcoming (2016) in the Journal of Race Ethnicity & Education (REE). Her public scholarship appears online at The Feminist Wire. She is in the process of writing a book that uses an intersectional approach to link the politics of ‘the war on women’ to discourses of the U.S. as a ‘post-race’ society through critical, feminist analysis of several contemporary popular films. In addition to her single-author project, she is currently co-editing the forthcoming book Race and Ethnicity in American Television: The Complete Resource (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood).