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Mindy Legard  Larson - Associate Professor

Potter 220
503-883-2203
milarson@linfield.edu

Education: Ph.D. Oregon State University, M.S. Western Oregon University, B.S. Linfield College

Academic Interests:
Literacy pedagogy and assessment
Literacy teacher identity development
Material feminist theory and research
Children’s literature, middle reader literature and young adult literature
Poststructural feminisms theory and research

Publications:

Phillips, D. K. & Larson, M. L. (2012). The Teacher-Student Writing Conference Entangled: Thinking Data with Material Feminisms. Critical Studies-Cultural Methodologies, 12(3), 225-234.


Phillips, D. K. & Larson, M. L. (2012). Preservice teachers respond to And Tango Makes Three: Deconstructing disciplinary power and the heteronormative in teacher education Gender & Education, 24(2), 159-176.


Phillips, D.K , Harris, G., Larson, M.L. & Higgins, K. (2009). Trying on—being in—becoming : Four women’s “intergenerational” journal in feminist poststructural theory. Qualitative Inquiry, 15(9).


Phillips, D.K. & Larson, M.L. (2009). Embodied discourses of literacy in the lives of two preservice teachers. Teacher Development: An international journal of teacher’s professional development, 13(2), 135-146.


Larson, M.L. (2008). Preservice literacy teachers in transition: Identity as subjectivity. The International Journal of Learning, 15(6), 203-210.


Larson, M.L. (2008). Preservice literacy teacher identity development: Discourses, subjectivity and agency. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM.


Larson, M.L. & Phillips, D.K (2005). Becoming a teacher of literacy: The struggle between authoritative discourses. Teaching Education, 16(4), 311-323.


Presentations


Larson, M.L. & Phillips, D.K. (2011, April). Feminist relational materialism and diffractive methodology: Re-envisioning the teacher-student writing conference. American Education Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.


Larson, M.L. & Phillips, D.K. (2010, December). Preservice teachers respond to And Tango Makes Three: Deconstructing disciplinary power and the heteronormative in teacher education. 20th National Reading Conference. Ft. Worth, TX.


Larson, M.L. & Phillips, D.K. (2010, February). Books like these: Deconstructing the heterosexual agenda of preservice teachers. 6th International Globalization, diversity & education conference. Spokane, WA.


Larson, M. L., Winograd, K., Bryant, J., Smiles, T., LeJeune, M. &  Phillips, D. K. (2010, February). Language & Identity: Teacher Educators’ Research and Praxis. 21st Annual Oregon Reading Association conference. Portland, OR.


Larson, M.L., *Newberry, L., *Inman, B. & *Duranleau, A. (2010, February). “It doesn’t look like I write, but it looks like I write to me”: Examining the writing identities of PreK through fifth grade writers. 20th West Regional International Reading Association Conference. Portland, OR. *Linfield students


Larson, M.L. & Phillips, D.K. (2010, February). Books like these. 20th West Regional International Reading Association Conference. Portland, OR.


Phillips, D.K , Harris, G., Larson, M.L. & higgins, k. (2009, April). Embodied journeys in feminist poststructural theory. American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.


Larson, M. L., Phillips, D. K., Nava, R., Smiles, T. & Lutz, A. (2009, February). Literacy teacher education at a crossroad: Promoting critical thinking and authentic instruction in an NCLB environment. 21st Annual Oregon Reading Association conference. Portland, OR.


Larson, M. L. (2008, November). A scaffold for critically examining literacy curriculum with preservice teachers. 98th Annual National Council of Teachers of English Convention. San Antonio, TX.


Harris, G., higgins, k., Phillips, D. K. & Larson, M. L. (2008, May). Trying on—being in—becoming : Four women’s “intergenerational” journey in feminist poststructural theory. Fourth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.


Larson, M. L., Bates, A., Bryant, J., Carr, K. &  Phillips, D. K. (2008, March). Teaching Under the Influence of NCLB: Teacher educators talking back in courses and through teacher research. 11th Annual Oregon Association of Teacher Educators conference. Salem, OR.


Larson, M. L., Phillips, D. K., Smiles, T. & Winograd, K. (2008, February). Advancing critical thinking and social justice in literacy teacher education courses. 20th Annual Oregon Reading Association conference. Portland, OR.


Larson, M. L. (2007, July). Preservice teachers’ critical analyses of literacy programs. International Whole Language Umbrella of the National Council of Teachers of English Summer Institute, Louisville, KY.


Larson, M. L. (2007, May). Crisis of learning: An autoethnography of becoming a poststructural feminist. Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.


Phillips, D. K. & Larson, M. L. (2007, May). Preservice teacher education from and with the posts. Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.


Larson, M. L. & Phillips, D. K. (2007, February). Teacher-driven action research: Taking back literacy instruction. 19th Annual Oregon Reading Association conference. Portland, OR.


Larson, M. L. & Phillips, D. K. (2006, May). Research as transitional space. Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.


Phillips, D. K. & Larson, M. L. (2006, April). Who are we becoming as teacher educators of literacy? American Association of Educational Researchers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.


Larson, M. L. & Phillips, D. K. (2005, February). Reclaiming reading in a scientifically proven landscape. 17th Annual Oregon Reading Association conference. Portland, OR.


Larson, M. L. (2004, January). Becoming a teacher of literacy through collaborative mentorship and district partnership. Seventh Annual Oregon Association of Teacher Educators conference. Tualatin, OR.

Link to Publications on Linfield's Digital Commons

http://digitalcommons.linfield.edu/do/search/?q=author_lname%3A%22Larson%22%20AND%20author_fname%3A%22Mindy%22&start=0&context=1397903&sort=date_desc

 

 

Favorite Quotes

When you choose curriculum, it is a political act. When you make a decision about who will learn what and how, you are taking political action. And even if you choose not to act, your passivity is also a political action. Joan Wink

Learning to teach-like teaching itself-is always the process of becoming; a time of formation and transformation, a scrutiny into what one is doing, and who one can become. Deborah Britzman

A Little About Me

  • Favorite Linfield Events: Linfield plays, lectures, concerts, sporting events
  • Favorite Mac Restaurant: Kame
  • Favorite Vacation Destinations: Sweden, Norway, Oregon coast, John Day Fossil beds, Italy, Washington D.C.
  • What Do You Enjoy in your Free Time: Walk with friends, travel with my family, read with my children, Luke (10) & Claire (8)
  • Favorite Thing to do in Oregon: Dig for fossils in Fossil, Oregon, hiking (Cascade Head, Drift Creek Falls, John Day national park, Oregon coast) and attending cultural events at Linfield and in Portland (plays, lectures)
  • What’s Kept you at Linfield? Elementary Education majors that are motivated to make a difference in the lives of students, interesting colleagues, the relationship between local school districts and the Linfield Education department