sj Miller

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sj Miller
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Born (1970-03-20) March 20, 1970 (age 48)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationProfessor
Public speaker
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of New Mexico
Academic work
DisciplineEducation
InstitutionsIndiana University of Pennsylvania
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Colorado Boulder
New York University
Main interestsSocial justice in education

sj Miller (born March 20, 1970)[1] is an American academic, public speaker, social justice activist,[2] and Deputy Director of Educational Equity at New York University.[3][4] Miller is agender, preferring to be referred to without gender-specific pronouns.[5][6]

Early life and education[edit]

Miller grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico.[2] Miller taught middle and high school English for eight years before going on to earn a PhD in Educational Thought and Socio-Cultural Studies from the University of New Mexico.[2][6]

Miller medically transitioned from female toward male while working as an assistant professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.[7] Miller was disowned by Miller's father after coming out as agender-transgender.[8]

Career[edit]

Miller has held teaching positions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and University of Missouri-Kansas City.[2] Miller served as an associate professor of literary studies at University of Colorado Boulder.[2]

In the fall of 2010, Miller helped draft the Beliefs Statement about Social Justice in English Education and helped pass the Resolution on Social Justice in Literacy Education, which informed the newly-vetted CAEP Social Justice Standard 6-the first ever standard in the United States that advances social justice work in teacher preparation for the National Council of Teachers of English.[9][10] In April 2016, Miller was selected for a project hosted by UNESCO-MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) to integrate social justice education into the mainstream school curriculum.[9][11]

In 2016, Miller was hired as Deputy Director of Educational Equity at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University.[5][12]

Advocacy[edit]

Miller has written and spoken nationally and internationally about the impact of bullying on youth, particularly young people whose gender identities are nonconforming and those in the LGBTQ community.[13]

Following the Donald Trump administration's withdrawal of federal guidance on gender identity under Title IX, Miller spoke out in support of transgender youth in a February 2017 interview on CBSN.[3]

In March 2017, Miller was featured in the CBSN documentary Gender: The Space Between, which focused on gender fluidity.[14]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Miller, s. (May 2005). "Shattering Images of Violence in Young Adult Literature: Strategies for the Classroom". English Journal. 94 (5): 87–93. doi:10.2307/30047360. JSTOR 30047360.
  • Miller, sj; Norris, Linda (2007). Unpacking the Loaded Teacher Matrix: Negotiating Space and Time Between University and Secondary English Classrooms. Peter Lang. ISBN 9780820486765.
  • Miller, sj (2008). Narratives of Social Justice Teaching: How English Teachers Negotiate Theory and Practice Between Preservice and Inservice Spaces. Peter Lang. ISBN 9781433101274.
  • Miller, sj; Kirland, David E. (2010). Change Matters: Critical Essays on Moving Social Justice Research from Theory to Policy. Peter Lang. ISBN 9781433106828.
  • Miller, sj; Williamson, Peter; George, Marshall; King, Jennifer; Charest, Brian; Bieler, Deborah; Bolf-Beliveau, Laura (October 2011). "Applying the CEE Position Statement "Beliefs about Social Justice in English Education" to Classroom Praxis". English Education. 44 (1): 63–82. JSTOR 23238723.
  • Miller, s (2012). "Mythology of the norm: Disrupting the culture of bullying in schools". English Journal. 101 (6): 107–109. [15]
  • Miller, sj; Burns, Leslie David; Johnson, Tara Star (2013). Generation Bullied 2.0: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Our Most Vulnerable Students. Peter Lang. ISBN 9781433120725.
  • Miller, sj; Alsup, Janet (April 2014). "Reclaiming English Education: Rooting Social Justice in Dispositions". English Education. NCTE. 46 (3): 195–215.
  • Miller, s (2014). "Text complexity and "comparable literary merit" in young adult literature". The ALAN Review. 41 (2): 44–55. doi:10.21061/alan.v41i2.a.5.
  • Miller, s (2015). "A queer literacy framework promoting (a)gender and (a)sexuality self-determination and justice". English Journal. 104 (3): 37–44. [16]
  • Miller, sj (June 21, 2016). Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework. Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN 9781137567666.
  • Miller, sj; Rodriguez, Nelson M. (October 14, 2016). Educators Queering Academia: Critical Memoirs. Peter Lang. ISBN 9781433134302.

Selected awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2005: Paul and Kate Farmer English Journal Writing Award, Article of the Year, "Shattering Images of Violence in Young Adult Literature: Strategies for the Classroom"[17][18]
  • 2007: Richard A. Meade award, National Council on Teacher Education, "Unpacking the Loaded Teacher Matrix: Negotiating Space and Time Between University and Secondary English Classrooms"[18]
  • 2015: Joanne Arnold Courage and Commitment Award, University of Colorado Boulder[2][18]
  • 2017: Exemplary Research Award, American Educational Research Association, Division K, Teaching and Teacher Education, "Teaching, Affirming and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework"[19]

Personal life[edit]

Miller enjoys participating in sports and fitness activities, including swimming, running, and cycling, and was formerly an avid soccer player.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miller, sj, 1970-". LC Name Authority File. Library of Congress. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Pasquale, Cynthia (September 17, 2015). "Five questions for sj Miller". CU Connections. University of Colorado Boulder. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "NYC protests Trump transgender bathroom policy". CBSN. February 23, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "sj Miller - Staff - NYU Steinhardt". The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. New York University. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Ennis, Dawn (August 16, 2016). "Trans scholar haunted by frightening brush with Tulsa campus police". LGBTQ Nation. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Rockett, Caitlin (April 23, 2015). "Queering the classroom". Boulder Weekly. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Miller, sj. "About sj Miller". sj Miller. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  8. ^ Goldman, Carrie (August 22, 2013). "Generation Bullied 2.0 Book Review". ChicagoNow. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "sj Miller selected for international project embedding social justice into curriculum". School of Education. University of Colorado Boulder. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "Miller Works for Social Justice with National Council Teachers of English". Department of English. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. December 1, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "Languages Group - International Workshop on Embedding, June 2016" (PDF). MGIEP - A UNESCO Institute. June 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "SJ Miller as Deputy Director of Educational Equity Supports and Services". NYU Steinhardt. New York University. September 6, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "Under the Radar: Bullying". ALAN: Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "Gender - The Space Between". CBS News. March 27, 2017. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  15. ^ Miller, s (2012). "Mythology of the norm: Disrupting the culture of bullying in schools". English Journal. 101 (6): 107–109.
  16. ^ Miller, sj (2015). "A queer literacy framework promoting (a)gender and (a)sexuality self-determination and justice". English Journal. 104 (3): 37–44.
  17. ^ "Paul and Kate Farmer English Journal Writing Award Winners" (PDF). National Council of Teachers of English. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  18. ^ a b c "Associate Professor of Literacy Studies sj Miller honored with Joanne Arnold Courage and Commitment Award". School of Education. University of Colorado Boulder. May 6, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  19. ^ "2017 Division Award Winners". American Education Research Association. Archived from the original on 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2018-03-13.

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