Stephen F. Austin State University

Norjuan Austin


Norjuan Q. Austin, Ph.D

Office Location: LAN 230


Ph.D., Illinois State University, Children's and Young Adult Lit, English Education, Literacy Studies
M.A., Stephen F. Austin State, English and Secondary Education
B.A., Stephen F. Austin State, English

Refereed Publication


Toward New Elsewhere: Material Moves Beyond Tolerance in Children's Literature. Rowman and Littlefield, Lexington: MD. Forthcoming (March 2016).

Literature for the Masses. (1st Edition). Kendal Hunt: Dubuque, IA. (July 2015).


"Black Teachers/Gray Pedagogy: Good Faith, Good Will, Pedagogy, and Promise" Writing and Pedagogy requested resubmit for Featured Article in Spring 2016 Special Issue.

"Come Together, Right Now, Over Me: Bridging Departments of Kinship." College English Association Forum. 39.1 Winter/Spring 2010. (52-75).

"I Wrestle." The Smoking Poet. 12.1. Fall 2009.

"I Shouldn't Have to Tell You This: Woodson is More Than Just a Black Writer." Obsidian III: African-American Literature in the Diaspora [Celebrating Children's Literature Special Edition] Vol.3.1 Spring/ Summer 2001. (141-150).

Research Interests:

Children's and Young Adult Literature
English Education, Composition and Rhetoric
African-American Literature

Administrative Activity:

Chair-Elect, Faculty Senate D

Director Minor and Graduate Concentration in Children's Literature

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