Conference Presentations

Varga, B. A., & Shear, S. B. (April 2022). “Flows of anti-colonialism: (Re)Configurations and emplotments of more-than-witness(es/ing) in the an(thropo/glo)cene,” [Roundtable session]. AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Sabzalian, L., Shear, S.B., & Snyder, J. (February 2022). Standardizing Indigenous erasure: A TribalCrit and QuantCrit analysis of K-12 U.S. civics and government standards [Symposium paper]. National Council for the Social Studies 100thAnniversary, Virtual/Online.

Shear, S.B., Duncan, K., Taylor-Jaffee, A., & Hall, D. (February 2022). Research, Teacher Preparation, and Advocacy for Justice-Centered Social Studies: Learn About the College & University Faculty Assembly of NCSS [RIP Session]. National Council for the Social Studies 100th Anniversary, Virtual/Online.

Shear, S.B., Merchant, N.H., & Au, W. (Eds.). (November 2021). Insurgent social studies: Scholar-educators disrupting erasure & marginality [Contemporary Issues Dialogue]College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Virtual/Online.

Shear, S.B. (April 2021). Unravelling the colonizer’s tale: An anticolonial reading of elementary social studies curriculum [Symposium paper]. American Education Research Association Annual Conference, Virtual/Online.

Rodríguez, N.N., Shear, S.B., Swalwell, K., & Vickery, A.E. (November 2020). The power of perspective: Using text sets and book clubs to tackle difficult dialogues in elementary social studies methods [Symposium]. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, Virtual/Online.

Hawkman, A. M., Shear, S. B., Rodríguez, N. N., & Vickery, A. E. (November 2020). Arguments of myth: Young adult historical fiction and [white] heritage in social studies education [Individual paper]. AESA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. (Conference cancelled).

Shear, S.B., Tzou, C., Hintz, A., & Smith, A. (June 2020). Citizen, scientist, mathematician, reader: Exploring eco-justice narratives from multiple perspectives [Symposium]. Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference, Bellevue, WA. (Conference cancelled). 

Shear, S.B., Brooks, S., Sabzalian, L., Shuster, K., McCoy, M., Conrad, J., Stanton, C.R., & Hall, B. (April 2020). Sharing responsibility for reshaping social studies education for Indigenous studies: Examination of researcher-organization partnerships [Symposium]. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. (Conference cancelled). 

Shear, S.B. (March 2020). Challenging settler logics in elementary geography [Session]. Center for Geography Education in Oregon Annual GeoFest Conference, Portland, OR. 

Shear, S.B., McCoy, M., Stanton, C.R., Conrad, J., Sabzalian, L., & Snyder, J. (November 2019). Centering Indigeneity in social studies teacher education programs [Contemporary Issues Dialogue]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Austin, TX. 

Shear, S.B., Carano, K., King, L., Simmons, G., Adu-Gyamfi, M., Sabzalian, L., Tipton, J., Christoff, A., Kim, E.J., Rodríguez, N.N., Mark, G.Y., & Jones, D. (November 2019). Doing the work: Amplifying Indigenous and ethnic studies in social studies education [Contemporary Issues Dialogue]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Austin, TX.

Hawkman, A.M., Shear, S.B., Buchanan, L.B., Burgard, K., Broome, J., An, Sohyun, Gibson, M., Kenyon, E., Varga, B., Ward, C., Mungur, A., Murray-Everett, N., Radhakrishnan, R., Adams, E., Gates, J., Demoiny, S., Oto, R., Toledo, W., & Boucher, M. (November 2019). Challenging white supremacy in social studies [Symposium]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Austin, TX.

McCoy, M., Shear, S.B., & Sabzalian, L. (November 2019). Learning from Indigenous women changemakers in elementary civics [Session]. National Council for the Social Studies, Austin, TX. 

Lesser, M. & Shear, S.B. (November 2019). American genocide: New documentary on decolonizing hidden US history [Session]. National Council for the Social Studies, Austin, TX. 

Lesser, M. & Shear, S.B. (November 2019). Decolonizing your classroom: Film and lessons teach you how [Session]. National Council for the Social Studies, Austin, TX. 

Turtle Island Social Studies Collective. (October 2019). Learning from Indigenous women changemakers in elementary civics [Session]. Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference, Seattle, WA. 

Shear, S.B. & Merchant, N.H. (October 2019). Transforming teacher education with activist pedagogies: (Re)viewing social studies and multicultural education syllabi [Session]. Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference, Seattle, WA. 

Sabzalian, L. & Shear, S.B. (June 2019). Critical orientations for Indigenous studies in elementary social studies methods courses [Featured Session]. Elementary Social Studies Education Summit, Wilmington, NC. 

McCoy, M., Shear, S.B., Hauff, T., Sabzalian, L., & McCarty, T.L. (June 2019). Centering Indigenous epistemologies against settler colonial logics in K-12 curriculum and instruction [Symposium]. Native American & Indigenous Studies Association, Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

Shear, S.B., Kuby, C.R., & Christ, R.C. (April 2019). Entanglements with(in) the review(er) machine: How can we (re)view if we are b(l)ind(ed)? [Individual Paper]. American Educational Research Association, Toronto, ONT.

Christ, R.C., Kuby, C.R., & Shear, S.B. (April 2019). (Re)Encountering A Thousand Plateaus: Trails of qualitative inquiry, teaching, and learning [Individual Paper]. American Educational Research Association, Toronto, ONT.

Helmsing, M., & Shear, S.B. (April 2019). Whose “American” story? Two self-studies of critically unsettling civic identities in university classrooms [Individual Paper]. American Educational Research Association, Toronto, ONT.

Hawkman, A.M., & Shear, S.B. (April 2019). Marking the invisible: Articulating whiteness in social studies [Symposium]. American Educational Research Association, Toronto, ONT.

Shear, S.B., & Christ, R.C. (February 2019). (Re)thinking our work: Post qualitative & anti-colonial research method(ologies) for social studies [Individual Paper]. International Society for Social Studies, Orlando, FL.

Christ, R.C., & Shear, S.B. (January 2019). Breaking (with) tradition: (Post)qualitative & anti-colonial method(ologies) for social studies education [Session]. College & University Faculty Assembly Retreat, Miami, FL. 

Valenzuela, A., Subedi, B., Naseem Rodríguez, N., King, L., Woodson, A., Pochedley, L., Sabzalian, L., & Shear, S.B. (November 2018). Expanding the curricular and intellectual contours of social studies: A conversation on ethnic studies and social studies education [Featured Session]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL.

Bellows, E., Tschida, C., Saylor, E., Brown Buchanan, L., Shear, S.B., Alarcon, J., & Marhatta, P.C. (November 2018). They don’t know what they don’t know: Navigating elementary preservice teachers’ struggle for content knowledge [Contemporary Issues Dialogue]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL.

Shear, S.B., Sabzalian, L., & Snyder, J. (November 2018). Rhetorics of recognition and erasure: Indigenous citizenship and sovereignty in U.S. civics and government standards [Individual Paper]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL.

Helmsing, M., & Shear, S.B. (November 2018). Whose “American” story: Two self-studies of unsettling national myths and civic identities in university classrooms [Individual Paper]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL.

Shear, S.B., & Hawkman, A.M. (November 2018). “They’re dressed like regular people”: Critical race film literacy in elementary teacher education [Individual Paper]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL.

Lesser, M., & Shear, S.B. (November 2018). Finding truth: white supremacy and forced removal of Native children [Session]. National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL.

Shear, S.B. (January 2018). Stop what you are doing: Challenging settler colonial thought in elementary U.S. history [Individual Paper]. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Shear, S.B., & Hawkman, A.M. (November 2017). “It’s not just a movie”: Critical film literacy as an experimental social studies content course for elementary preservice teachers [Session]. National Association of Multicultural Education Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Shear, S.B. (June 2017). “I know so many people afflicted with this!’: Challenging preservice teachers to take on justice pedagogy in Central Pennsylvania [Individual Paper]. Rouge Forum, St. Louis, MO.

Shear, S.B., & Sabzalian, L. (April 2017). Colonial blindness in civics education: Recognizing colonization, self-determination, and sovereignty as essential knowledge [Individual Paper]. American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Shear, S.B. (April 2017). Whose history?: Oklahoma state history, Indignity, and the dilemma of teacher gatekeeping [Individual Paper]. American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Broome, J., & Shear, S.B. (January 2017). No more business as usual: Infusing critical theories into social studies methods courses [Session]. College & University Faculty Assembly Retreat, Orlando, FL.

Castro, A.J., Bauml, M., & Shear, S.B. (January 2017). Preparing preservice teachers for diversity: A panel of perspectives [Session]. College & University Faculty Assembly Retreat, Orlando, FL.

Bellows, E., Buchanan, L.B., Saylor, E., Shear, S.B., & Tschida, C. (November 2016). Comfort is no longer an option: Confronting controversial issues in elementary social studies teacher education [Contemporary Issues Dialogue]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.

Hawley, T., Chandler, P., Shear, S.B., Woodson, A., Powell, D., Finley, S., Ross, E.W., Broome, J., Hollstein, M., Endacott, J., Leviky, M., & Vickery, A. (November 2016). Making the comfortable uncomfortable: A call for subversive, anti-entropy social studies teaching and learning in schools and communities [Contemporary Issues Dialogue]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.

Shear, S.B., Cuenca, A., Maguth, B., & Meuwissen, K. (November 2016). Social studies beyond the academy: Translating theory and research for public engagement [Contemporary Issues Dialogue]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.

Hawkman, A.M,. & Shear, S.B. (November 2016). “They’re gonna sing the songs anyway”: Thinking and teaching with theory and Disney music for social studies [Individual Paper]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.

Shear, S.B., & Krutka, D. (November 2016). Whose history?: Oklahoma state history, Indigeneity, and the dilemma of teacher gatekeeping [Individual Paper]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.

Shear, S.B. (May 2016). Beyond erasure: K-12 social studies curriculum and scripting the boarding school memory [Symposium Paper]. Native American & Indigenous Studies Association, Honolulu, HI.

Shear, S.B., Aguayo, R., Hawkman, A., Bergstrom, T., & Wells, S. (April 2016). Taking responsibility: Autoethnography as reflexive practice in social studies research and teaching [Symposium]. American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Shear, S.B. (April 2016). Unfinished entanglements: Gender, sex, and elementary social studies teacher education research [Individual Paper]. American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Busey, C., Keefer, N., Shear, S.B., Vickery, A., & Woodson, A. (November 2015). The end is just the beginning: A panel of early career scholars share stories from the field [Invited Session]. College & University Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Shear, S.B., Adams, E., Christ, R.C., Ender, T., & Kerr, S. (November 2015). Putting work to work: Playing with non-conforming, disruptive qualitative method(ologies) [Contemporary Issues Dialogue]. College & University Faculty Assembly Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

McCafferty-Wright, J., & Shear, S.B. (November 2015). Weapons of mass (mis)representation: Cartoons, stereotypes, and critical media literacy [Session]. National Council for the Social Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Shear, S.B. (May 2015). In a boat without an oar: Reflections on the methodological journey of a disruptive dissertation [Individual Paper]. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, IL.

Shear, S.B., Kuby, C.R., Ward, A., Christ, R.C., & Mulligan, J. (May 2015). The possibilities of rupture: Teaching qualitative research in-out-side academic traditions [Symposium]. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, IL.

Mulligan, J., Ward, A., Christ, R.C., & Shear, S.B. (May 2015). Thinking with theory to transgress disciplines, data, and documentation [Individual Paper]. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, IL.

Thacker, E., Shear, S.B., Knowles, R., Colley, L., & Heafner, T. (January 2015). Growth spurts: Navigating the pains and gains of the dissertation process, job market, and first years in the academy [Invited Session]. College & University Faculty Assembly Retreat, Charlotte, NC.

Shear, S.B. (January 2015). Building bridges: Engaging pre-service teachers as researchers [Session]. College & University Faculty Assembly Retreat, Charlotte, NC.

Shear, S.B. (November 2014). Complicated identities: Social studies, subalterns, and epistemic violence [Individual Paper]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, MA.

Christ, R.C., & Shear, S.B. (November 2014). I am, I teach: Autoethnography as critical pedagogy [Critical Issues Dialogue]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, MA.

List, J., Helmsing, M., Maguth, B., Schmidt, S., & Shear, S.B. (November 2014). Town hall meeting on LGBTQ issues [Critical Issues Dialogue]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, MA.

Shear, S.B. (November 2013). An unteachable shame?: Exploring the silenced narratives of Indian education in U.S. history textbooks and content standards [Individual Paper]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, St. Louis, MO.

Shear, S.B. (April 2013). Here, there, and back again: Autoethnography as a three-act play [Individual Paper]. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Shear, S.B., Knowles, R., & Soden, G. (April 2013). Manifest destiny realized: A critical examination of American Indian content in U.S. history standards [Individual Paper]. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Shear, S.B., Knowles, R., & Soden, G. (November 2012). All Indians are dead… according to state standards: A mixed methods analysis of the lack of American Indian content in U.S. history curriculum [Individual Paper]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Seattle, WA.

Shear, S.B. (November 2012). Engaging students to rethink stereotypes and US-Native relationships through film [Session]. National Council for the Social Studies, Seattle, WA.

Shear, S.B., Knowles, R., & Soden, G. (June 2012). A deafening silence: A postcolonial examination of the lack of the American Indian voices in state-level U.S. history standards [Individual Paper]. National Indian Education Association, Oklahoma City, OK.

Shear, S.B. (June 2012). From Hawkeye to Mogie Yellow Lodge: Rethinking depictions of American Indians on film for U.S. history classroom instruction [Individual Paper]. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Uncasville, CT.

Shear, S.B., & Castro, A.J. (April 2012). Politics and power: The battle to define America in state level social studies curriculum reform [Individual Paper]. American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, B.C.

Shear, S.B., & Castro, A.J. (November 2011). The war for America: Politicizing social studies and state level curriculum reform [Individual Paper]. College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.