Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 02:02:04 PM Thu, 15 Nov 2012 
Dr. Michelle Salazar Perez
 Contact Information
Dr. Michelle Salazar Perez
Assistant Professor-Teacher Ed and Admin
Email  Michelle.Perez@unt.edu   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education Arizona State University 2009
M.S. Educational Psychology Texas A&M University 2004
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Early Childhood Texas A&M University 2001
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2011EDEC5643001Leadership and Supervision of Programs  
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Marginalized feminist perspectives, early childhood, public policy, critical qualitative research, critical multicultural education and social justice, and community advocacy/activism
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2011-PresentAssistant ProfessorTeacher Education and AdministrationCollege of EducationUniversity of North Texas
2010-2011Board Member and Faculty MentorCampus-WideLGBTQA Resource CenterSouthern Illinois University
2009-2011Assistant ProfessorEarly Childhood, Curriculum and InstructionCollege of Education and Human ServicesSouthern Illinois University
2009-2011Faculty AdvisorSocial Justice Leadership InstituteCampus-WideSouthern Illinois University
2007-2009Graduate Assistant  Tulane University
2006-2007InstructorCurriculum and InstructionCollege of EducationArizona State University
2005-2006Graduate Research AssistantNavajo Early Education Partnership (NEEP)/Curriculum and InstructionCollege of EducationArizona State University
2003-2005University Program CoordinatorLearning to Teach in Inner-City Schools Student Teaching ProgramCollege of EducationTexas A&M University/Houston ISD and Spring ISD
2002Graduate Research AssistantLearning to Teach in Inner-City Schools ProgramCollege of EducationTexas A&M University/Houston ISD and Spring ISD
1998-2002Assistant/Lead TeacherDiscovery Days, Kindercare, Westbury United Methodist Church, ChildrenFirst Inc.Infant through School AgeCorpus Christi, TX, and Houston, TX
1998-2000Peer Diversity EducatorDepartment of Multicultural ServicesCampus-WideTexas A&M University
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
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Black and Chicana Feminisms: Conversations on theory, praxis, and political imaginaries.
Perez, M.S., & Saavedra, C.M.
In M. Bloch, B. B. Swadender, & G.S. Cannella (Eds.), Reconceptualizing early childhood care and education: Critical questions, new imaginaries and social activism.
Book chapters
Complicating notions of survival: Childhood agency within violent circumstances. Abstract accepted for special issue on “Children’s rights in a global context: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats” (manuscript will undergo full peer-review; expected publication date is June, 2014).
Perez, M.S.
Global Studies of Childhood
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Qualitative research and the examination of the US childhood public policy behemoth.
Pérez, M.S., Cannella, G.S., Saavedra, C.M., & Bloch, M.
International Review of Qualitative Research
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Critical situational analysis and qualitative research in post-Katrina New Orleans
Perez, M.S., & Cannella, G.S.
Qualitative Inquiry
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Emboldened patriarchy in higher education: Feminist readings of captilism, violence, and power.
Cannella, G.S., & Perez, M.S.
Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, 12(4), 279-286.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2012-PresentJournal of Latino-Latin American Studies (JOLLAS)Editorial Board 
2012-PresentJOLLASCo-Editor (with Cinthya Saavedra) of 2 Special Issues on Chicana/Latina Feminism(s). Expected publication date, 2014 
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2013 2013 Discursive constructs of childhood obesity and inequities in young children and families’ access to food.
*Rideaux, K., & Pérez, M.S. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
2013 2013 Exposing the connections between neoliberal management organizations and early childhood quality rating and improvement systems across the United States.
Pérez, M.S., & *Wolff, K. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2012 2012 Complicating the messy: Continued situational analysis of peer diversity educator discourses.
Perez, M.S., & Creek, S.J. Paper presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2012-2013Micro Mentoring Grant (with Mei Hoyt)UNT$1,850Co-PIActive
2012Junior Faculty Summer Research FellowshipUNT$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Affiliations
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI)
Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE)
Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Women Active in Letters and Social Change
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2010Planning Committee for the 6th Annual Educating for Change Curriculum FairMemberLiteracy for Social Justice Teacher Research Group, St. Louis, MO
2010LGBTQ Visibility Matters CommitteeMemberIllinois
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2008-PresentConcern, Community, Compassion (C3)MemberGrassroots Community Organization, New Orleans, LA
2010-2011Alliance for Campus TransformationCo-FounderCampus-Wide Organization, Southern Illinois University
2010-2011Illinois Migrant CouncilVolunteerTechnology Learnig Center, Cobden, IL
2007Recovery School DistrictOutreach VolunteerNew Orleans, LA
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2011Dissertation AwardAmerican Educational Research Association (AERA), Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Special Interest Group
2007-2009A.B. Freeman College of Business FellowshipTulane University
2006Nomination for Graduate Teaching Excellence AwardArizona State University
2005-2006Noel Chadwin Gray FellowshipArizona State University
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