My research and scholarship employ critical theories of race to examines the intersections of racism and higher education policy, curriculum, and outcomes. Additionally, my work evaluates the racial curricula (both explicit and hidden) embedded within higher education’s policies, practices, and culture. I identify as a race scholar and antiracist educator. I deeply desire for my research and scholarship to contribute to the development of antiracist practices within higher education and the production of antiracist citizens.
Cowley, M.P.S. (in press). Critical race theory and Black Marxism:
Implications for higher education. Educational Theory.
Bondy, E., Castanheira, B., Dowie-Chin, T., & Cowley, M. P. (2021).
Cultivating social justice literacy in education leaders:
Contemplating bodily and conceptual knowledges. Teaching in
Higher Education, 1-16. doi:10.1080/13562517.2021.1872531
Dowie-Chin, T., Cowley, M.P.S, Worlds, M.P. (August 2020).
Whitewashing through film: How educators can use critical
race media literacy to analyze Hollywood’s adaptation of Angie
Thomas’ The Hate U Give. The International Journal of
// Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
// American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Cowley, M.P. (2020, May). Good for All? A Critical Race Analysis of Need-Based, No-Loan Financial Aid Policies [Concurrent Paper Session]. CRSEA Annual Meeting Newark, DE. (Conference Canceled).
Cowley, M.P. (2020, May). In search of resonance between Black Marxism & Critical Race Theory: Implications for research and the study of higher education [Concurrent Paper Session]. CRSEA Annual Meeting Newark, DE. (Conference Canceled).
Cowley, M. P. & Dowie-Chin, T. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) (Re)Visiting the Black Student Union at University X Through Fictional Composite Storytelling [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/v2z86qr (Conference Canceled).
Dowie-Chin, T., Cowley, M.P., Castanheira, B. (2018, November). ,“The Whole
Racial Element”: A Critical Race Discourse Analysis of How Future Teacher
Educators Engage in Race Talk. Paper presented at the 43rd annual
meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education
Bondy, E, Castanheira, B., Dowie-Chin, T., Cowley, M.P. (2018, April). Preparing
for social justice teacher education: Contemplating bodily and conceptual knowledges. Paper presented at the 102nd annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
Cowley, M.P., Dowie-Chin, T. (2018, March). We'll always need a black student
union: Using history to explore the permanence of racism in our future. Paper presented at the Southern History of Education Society conference, Gainesville, FL.
Cowley, M.P. (2017, November). Perspectives on faculty activism on American
college campuses 1965-1979. Paper presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.