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Scholarly Agenda

Refereed Publications

Scholarly Involvement

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

      Multicultural Education.

//  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                                           (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.

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