Stacy Otto, Ph.D. is Professor of Social Foundations of Education and Qualitative Inquiry, earning her doctorate in Social Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate certificate in Cultural Studies, also from UNC, in 2000. She earned an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from UNC, and a Bachelor of Arts in studio art from Indiana University.
228.008Social Foundations Of Education
228.009Social Foundations Of Education
228.010Social Foundations Of Education
231.001Introduction To Philosophy Of Education
231.003Introduction To Philosophy Of Education
Otto teaches doctoral-level courses in the philosophy of science, analytic writing, critical social theory, history of childhood, and post-colonial theory, helping students understand and use critical theory for their own empirical and conceptual analyses. Otto teaches doctoral-level courses in beginning through advanced qualitative research. She is a qualitative research methodologist, meaning she theorizes new and existing qualitative philosophies of method.
Otto’s interdisciplinary scholarship ranges from her work as a social theorist (on educating for and during loss and mourning; on patriarchy’s inherent, inescapable violence; on various aspects of visual culture and schooling; on racism and race-based policing as terrorism; and theorizing unrequitedness, for example), to her work theorizing qualitative research methodologies (most recently revisioning teaching qualitative data analysis) and reporting empirical qualitative research.