Lynnette Katharine Mawhinney

    Email Address: lynnette@uic.edu
    College: Education Department: Curriculum and Instruction
    Title: Chair and Associate Professor
    Office: 3238 ETMSW Phone: 6-7327
    Webpage: lynnettemawhinney.com
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My research focuses on the professional lives of current, aspiring, and former urban teachers. I also specialize in work around teachers of color and diversifying the field. I mainly utilize qualitative methodological approaches, specifically life history interviews and autoethnography. I am looking to explore more within photovoice methodology to use as a justice-oriented tool for urban teachers and students.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 20

    Qualifications of a Student:
    I am looking for a student that is a sophomore or higher. Specifically, I am looking for someone that is interested in education, sociology, or anthropology fields. Since more work revolves around race and teachers of color, I need someone not afraid to discuss and explore these issues. Some prior knowledge and understanding of the parts of research (literature review, methods, findings, etc.) will be critical. Most importantly, I am looking for a student that is focused and goal oriented, works well as a team and independently.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I am looking for a student that is learning to gain experience with coding qualitative data, writing literature reviews, and writing articles. I have published alongside a number of my undergraduate students in the past, and I find it to be a rewarding experience for all parties.

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