Stephanie Troutman (Ph.D.) is a Black feminist scholar and first-generation college student. A former high school and middle grades public school teacher, she is a scholar-activist who has been recognized with numerous awards for teaching, mentorship/student advocacy, and social justice leadership. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English (Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English), the Department Head in Gender and Women's Studies, as well as a formally affiliated faculty member in Gender and Women’s Studies, Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies, Africana Studies, and the LGBTQ+ Institute. Active across multiple fields, she also serves on the Strategic Planning Committee of the National Women’s Studies Association and on their Women of Color Leadership Project Advisory Board. Additionally, she is 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.
Her 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, she 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. 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).
In her current role as Faculty Fellow with the Consortium, she works on a variety of student engagement activities, most recently serving as the moderator for the recent Speakers Series “Fireside Chat with Tarana Burke” at Centennial Hall.