Instructor of Art Education

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Bio

Sarah Travis has a BA in Art Studio and African and African Diaspora Studies from Tulane University, an MA in Art Education from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a PhD Candidate in Art Education at the University of North Texas. Sarah uses narrative, ethnographic, phenomenological, and arts-based research methods to examine issues of (in)equity and (in)justice around the sociocultural identities of artists, art students, and art educators. Sarah is the co-editor of Pedagogies in the Flesh: Case Studies on the Embodiment of Sociocultural Differences in Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Sarah is the Instructional Resources Editor for Art Education and has published journal articles in Studies in Art Education, the International Journal of Education and the Arts, and The Urban Review.

Publications

Travis, S., Kraehe, A. M., Hood, E. J., & Lewis, T. E. (2018). Pedagogies in the flesh: Case studies on the embodiment of sociocultural differences in education. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Travis, S., & Hood, E. J. (2016). Troubling sociocultural narrative pedagogy: Implications for art educators. Studies in Art Education, 57(4), 318-328.

Kraehe, A. M., Acuff, J. B., & Travis, S. (2016). Equity, the arts, and urban education: A review. The Urban Review, 48(2), 220-244.

Kraehe, A. M., Hood, E. J., & Travis, S. (2015). "I'm so offended!": Curriculum flash points and critical arts education. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 16(18). Retrieved from http://www.ijea.org/v16n18/

Conference Presentations

Travis, S., Kraehe, A. M., Rolling, J. H., & Greteman, A. (2018, March). Politics of dis/identification in art + design. National Art Education Association National Convention. Seattle, WA.

Travis, S. (2017, October). Contexts, practices, and consequences of identity work in social justice art education. Art Education Research Institute Symposium. Naperville, IL.

Travis, S. (2017, May). Arts education, identity work, and social justice. American Education Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Travis, S., Kraehe, A. M., Hood, E. J., Lewis, T. E. (2017, March). Critical flashpoints: Reflection on race, class, gender, and sexuality in art education. National Art Education Association National Convention. New York, NY.

Travis, S., Hood, E. J., & Kraehe, A. M. (2016, November). Critical reflective practice for art educators. Texas Art Education Association Conference. Dallas, TX.

Kraehe, A. M., Acuff, J. B., & Travis, S. (2016, April). The arts and urban education: A question of equity. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

Kraehe, A. M., Hood, E. J., & Travis, S. (2016, April). Learning and teaching critical consciousness: Curricular pathways through identity, knowledge, and resistance. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

Hood, E. J., Jenkins, K. C., Travis, S., & PĂ©rez de Miles, A. (2016, March). Social justice leadership in a graduate art education association. Higher Education Forum: Leading toward Social Justice (Session Co-chairs: Amelia M. Kraehe & Connie Stewart; Respondent: James Haywood Rolling, Jr.). National Art Education Association National Convention. Chicago, IL.

Travis, S. (2015, November). Sociocultural influences on artist identity formation: Portraits from post-Katrina New Orleans. New Directions in Graduate Research Forum (Session Chair: Christina Bain). Texas Art Education Association Conference. Galveston, TX.

Travis, S. (2015, March). Re-designing art education for post-Katrina New Orleans. National Art Education Association National Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Hood, E., & Travis, S. (2015, March). Using narrative to understand diversity in art education. National Art Education Association National Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Kraehe, A. M., Acuff, J. B., & Travis, S. (2015, March). (In)equity & art education: The state of the field. National Art Education Association National Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Travis, S., & Hood, E. (2014, November). Diversity, narratives, and art education. Texas Art Education Association Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Travis, S., & Hood, E. (2014, November). Narrative pedagogy as a tool for engaging sociocultural difference in art teacher education and training. Graduate Student Research Session (Session Chair: Sherry Snowden). Texas Art Education Association Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Travis, S., & Hood, E. (2014, November). Troubling narrative: Critical implications for educators. Paper presented at the 2014 Curriculum and Pedagogy Group Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Travis, S., Hood, E., & Kraehe, A. M. (2014, March). Addressing the politics of sociocultural difference through personal narratives with preservice art teachers. National Art Education Association National Convention. San Diego, CA.

Hood, E., Travis, S., & Kraehe, A. M. (2013, November). Sociocultural difference, personal narratives, and preservice art teachers. Texas Art Education Association Conference. Dallas, TX.

Travis, S., & Hood, E. (2013, November). Activating activism in preservice art educators: Training art teachers to dismantle sociocultural inequality. Curriculum and Pedagogy Group Conference. New Orleans, LA.