Sarah B. Shear
Dr. Sarah B. Shear is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies and Multicultural Education at the University of Washington-Bothell. She earned her doctorate in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum from the University of Missouri in 2014 with concentrations in social studies education and Indigenous studies. Dr. Shear examines K-12 social studies curriculum within Indigenous contexts, as well as race/ism and settler colonialism in K-12 social studies teacher education, popular media, and qualitative methodologies. As a member of the Turtle Island Social Studies Collective, Dr. Shear is committed to collective action to combat oppression in education and academia. She and colleagues are published in Theory and Research in Social Education; Journal of Social Studies Research; Knowledge Cultures, Social Studies and the Young Learner; and Qualitative Inquiry. In addition, Dr. Shear co-edited (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies: A Controversial Issues Reader (2018) and Marking the Invisible: Articulating Whiteness in Social Studies Education (2020). Dr. Shear and colleagues have presented their collaborative work at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies (CUFA-NCSS), American Educational Research Association (AERA), International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), and Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). These efforts have also been featured by the Zinn Project, Teaching Tolerance, Huffington Post, and several other media outlets. In addition, Dr. Shear has been a featured speaker at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.