Felicia Darling, PhD
Lecturer, Teacher Education
Felicia is a first-generation college student who does mixed methods and ethnographical research that illuminates assets and lived experiences of students from historically marginalized groups. She has has taught math and education courses for 30 years. She writes and does public speaking on topics including anti-racism, trauma-informed instruction, equity, and approaches that build on students lived experiences.
- Ph.D., Math Education, Stanford University
- M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Northern Vermont University
- B.S., Mathematics, Northern Vermont University
- Darling, F. (2020) Make cultural assets count in community college: Lessons learned from piloting math tasks in a Yucatec Maya school. Innovation Abstracts, 7(25), NISOD, University of Texas, Austin.
- Darling, F. (2019). Teachin'It!: Breakout Moves that Break Down Barriers for Community
College Students. NY, New York: Teachers College Press.
- Darling, F. (2017). Outsider indigenous research: Dancing the tightrope between etic and emic perspectives. Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 17(3).
- Darling, F. (2012). Book review of Maths in the Kimberley: Reforming Mathematics in Remote Indigenous Communities by R. Jorgensen, P. Sullivan, P. Grootenboer, R. Niesche, S. Lerman, and J. Boaler International Journal of Multicultural Education. 14(1).
- Darling, F. & Barragan, M. (article forthcoming). ¿Esto es matemáticas? Estrategias para resolver problemas matemáticos en una comunidad Maya en Yucatán. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Educativos (RLEE).
- Middaugh, E. & Felton, M. (2020). Capturing nuance on social media: Attending to the role of platform, topic and dialogic aims in online political discourse. Pragmasophia 3. Sicily, Italy. (Conference postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19 crisis)
- Darling, F. (2020) Make cultural assets count in community college: Lessons learned
from piloting math tasks in a Yucatec Maya school. Innovation Abstracts, 7(25), NISOD,
University of Texas, Austin.
- Darling, F. (2020). Incorporating cultural assets in Yucatec Maya mathematics classrooms: Opportunities missed? Journal of Mathematics and Culture, 13(1), 20-60.
Noteworthy Grants and Awards
- Fulbright Garcia Robles Scholarship 2014-2015
Areas of Research Interest
- Culturally responsive education
- First-generation college students
- Mathematics education
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