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Francheska Starks, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies in Educational Foundations, Children's and Young Adult Literature & Elementary Education


Professor Starks holds a PhD in early childhood and elementary education. She is a former primary school teacher.

Her research interests center marginalized perspectives in educational theory and practice and leverages the strengths of individuals and communities of color in education research.


Professional Background

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Contact Information

  • A224 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-0334
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