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Ashlee Anderson

Ashlee Anderson, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies


Ashlee Anderson is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in Education (CSE) at the University of Tennessee. She earned a BA in Classics and Anthropology from the University of Tennessee and an MA in Classical Languages from the University of Georgia, after which she served as a High School Latin teacher in South Carolina and an Educational Specialist with UT’s Pre-College Enrichment Programs. She went on to complete her PhD in Education with a primary specialization in CSE and a secondary specialization in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Tennessee, where she now teaches graduate courses in the CSE doctoral concentration and master’s degree program, as well as CSE undergraduate courses in international education.  Her primary research interests include foundations of education/sociology of education, teacher education/teacher development, qualitative research methodologies, education policy and reform, international education, equity and social justice, and cultural studies in education.




Curriculum Vitae


Anderson, A. (In Press). Assessing the “education debt”: Teach For America and the problem of attrition. Critical Education

Anderson, A. (Under review). Teach For America and the problem with one-dimensional research. Teachers College Record

Aronson, B. and Anderson, A. (Under review). Teaching and learning in diverse schools: Comparing two approaches to teacher education. Teacher Education Quarterly

Arce-Trigatti, A. & Anderson, A. (2018). Defining diversity: A critical discourse analysis of public educational texts. Discourse: Studies in the Social Politics of Education, DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2018.1462575.

Ellison, S., Anderson, A., Aronson, B., Clausen, C. (In Press). From objects to subjects: Repositioning teachers as policy actors doing policy work. Teaching and Teacher Education


Ashlee Anderson

Contact Information

  • 417 Claxton Education Complex, 1122 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-1278
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