Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Allen Carey-Webb

Second Advisor

Dr. Benjamin Wilson


Below I will address the failure of racial essentialist multiculturalism's approach toward combating racism, the confining and backward logic upon which identity politics multiculturalism is founded, the excesses of poststructuralist multiculturalism, and finally, in an attempt to show these theories in practice, I will move to the classroom and explore the ramifications of these strands of multiculturalism on the teaching of history and English. Part Two of this essay consists of a curriculum designed to address the shortcomings of the pedagogies mentioned above.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

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