Candace R. Kuby, PhD is a Professor of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Missouri, serving as the Department Chair and the Director of Qualitative Inquiry. She received her PhD in Literacy, Culture, and Language education from Indiana University. Dr. Kuby previously taught primary grades in public U.S. schools and preschoolers in Japan.
Dr. Kuby’s research interests are: 1) the coming-to-be of literacies when young children work with artistic and digital tools, and 2) approaches to and pedagogies of qualitative inquiry when thinking with poststructural and posthumanist philosophies. She is the co-author of Speculative Pedagogies of Qualitative Inquiry (2020, Routledge); co-editor of Posthumanism and Literacy Education: Knowing/Becoming/Doing Literacies (2019, Routledge); co-author of Go Be a Writer!: Expanding the Curricular Boundaries of Literacy Learning (2016, Teachers College Press); co-editor of Disrupting Qualitative Inquiry: Possibilities and Tensions in Educational Research (2014, Peter Lang); and author of Critical Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom: Unpacking Histories, Unlearning Privilege (2013, Teachers College Press). Journals in which her scholarship appears include Qualitative Inquiry; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education; Journal of Early Childhood Literacy; Journal of Literacy Research; Cultural Studies ← →Critical Methodologies; Literacy; and Language Arts.
Areas of Expertise
- Early childhood literacies related to critical inquiry and multimodal literacies
- Innovative qualitative inquiry practices inspired by poststructural, posthumanist, feminist, narrative, and critical perspectives