Howlett, Caitlin, PhD
Education Studies, Harrison Hall, Room 310
Assistant Professor of Education Studies
I locate my teaching and research interests at intersection of sexuality education, social justice and critical pedagogy, and queer and queer of color epistemologies. Right now, I am finishing my first book on Sex Education, Sex Work, and State Violence. I am also interested in exploring the relationship between critique and imagination and how this relationship might inform anti-capitalist, anti-racist, and anti-sexist educational pursuits. While most of my publications up to this point have centered on these ideas as they play out in sex education, I am hoping to expand my work in the future to include more engagement with epistemologies of ignorance in order to better understand the relationship between neoliberal education and sexual labor.
- EDUC 170: Foundations of Education
- EDUC 222: Developmental Theories
- EDUC 223: Deconstructing Difference
- EDUC/WGSS 290: Re-Imagining Sex Education
- EDUC 290: Notions of Care and Happiness in Education
- EDUC 390: Critical Theory and Critical Pedagogy
Howlett, C. and Q. Wheeler-Bell. (2019). Depoliticizing Sex Education. Educational Theory.
Howlett, C. (2019). Stop Being so Melodramatic! Or, the Problem with Sexual Harassment Policies. Education Theory, 69 (1): 127-139.
Howlett. C. (Spring 2018). Teacher Education and Posthumanism. Issues in Teacher Education, 27 (1): 206-118.
Howlett, C. (2017). Neoliberalism, Critical Pedagogy, and the Child. Philosophical Studies in Education, 48: 65-73.
Howlett, C. (2016). Sex Education, Sex Work, and Education: The Need for Alternative Sexual Pedagogies. Philosophical Studies in Education, 47: 35-45.
Howlett, C. (2019). Sex: The Pedagogical Stakes. In D. Ford (Ed), Keyworks in Radical Philosophy and Education: Common Concepts for Contemporary Movements: 375-385. Leiden and Boston: Brill Sense.
Howlett, C. (2017). In Defense of Ambiguity in Education: A Book Review of Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality. Democracy and Education, 25 (1): 15.
Ph.D. History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education, Indiana University, 2019
M.A. Philosophy, University of Oregon, 2011
B.A. History, Nazareth College, 2008