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Jenna Min Shim|Assistant Professor

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Educational Studies
Dr. John Kambutu, Department Head/Associate Professor
Stephanie Ksionzyk
Office Associate, McWhinnie Hall, Room 213
Phone: 307-766-3130
Fax: 307-766-2018

Dr. Shim


Office Hours: By Appointment

Location: McWhinnie Hall 209

Phone: (307) 766-3126




  • Ph.D. University at Albany 2009: Language and Literacy Education
  • CAS University at Albany 2007: Reading
  • M.S. University at Albany 2006: Reading
  • Teaching Certificate University of California Los Angeles 2001: TESOL
  • M.M. Manhattan School of Music 1996: Piano Performance
  • B.A. California State University 1994: Piano Performance

Research Interests:

  • Psychoanalysis and Education
  • Intercultural and Multicultural Education
  • Cross-Cultural Pedagogies
  • The Sociology of Education
  • Second Language Teaching and Learning


Selected Publications:

  • Shim, J. M. (In Press).  The story of anti-racist project as difficult knowledge: Misalignment between conscious intent and unconscious desire.  Journal of American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies.
  • Shim, J. M.  (2013).  Multicultural education as emotional situation: Practicing encountering the unexpected in teacher education.  Journal of Curriculum Studies.
  • Shim, J. M.  (2013).  Clashes within one teacher’s racial logic: Space of possibles?  Teaching Education, 24(3), 239-264.
  • Shim, J. M., Gibbs, C., Morgan, R. & A. Schaefer (2013).  Moving beyond knowledge and awareness in diversity education: Back and forth process.  Education in a Democracy: A Journal of the NNER, 5, 20-35.
  • Shim, J. M.  (2012).  Pierre Bourdieu and intercultural education:  It is not just about lack of knowledge about Others.  Intercultural Education, 23(3), 209-220.
  • Shim, J. M.  (2012).  How teachers’ emotions interact with intercultural texts: A psychoanalytic perspective.  Curriculum Inquiry, 42(4), 472-496.
  • Shim, J. M.  (2011).  Structuralism’s relevance in a Post-structural era: Re-visiting research on multicultural curricular studies.  Journal of Curriculum Studies, 43(6), 739-758.



  • EDST 2480: Diversity and Politics of Schooling
  • EDST 2450: Foundations of Development and Learning
  • EDCI 5430: Theory and Methods of ESL I
  • EDCI 5440: Theory and Methods of ESL II
  • EDCI 5880: Internship in English as a Second Language



Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

EDST Research

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