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ERIC Number: EJ1171797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2154-6282
The Fight in My Classroom: A Story of Intersectionality in Practitioner Research
Casey, Zachary A.
i.e.: inquiry in education, v2 n1 Article 3 Jun 2011
Using the story of a fight between an African American male student and a white male student in a high school classroom, I trace not only the raced and classed actors involved, but also the story of my sense making as a practicing teacher and researcher. Drawing on the concept of intersectionality, I show how a story that seems as simple as a racist white student and a reactionary African American student is far more nuanced and complex. Finally, I discuss what this complexity means for us as researchers of our own practice, and find that intersectionality as a theoretical tool can give us as researchers and practitioners new-found insights into processes of oppression as well as into our own practice.
Center for Practitioner Research at National Louis University. 122 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603. Tel: 800-443-5522 x2277; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Phoenix)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A