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Sarah Clifford, BA(Hons)

Sarah Clifford is a MSc student at the University of Copenhagen in Political Science and has a BA(Hons) from the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on the intersections of gender theory, educational policy, and identity politics.

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Silent Masculinity and White Logic in Alberta’s K-6 Social Studies Curriculum

In less than three months since Alberta’s draft K-6 curriculum’s release, educators across the country have released a torrent of criticism levelled at the social studies portion of the curriculum. More apparent to me however is how the curricular narratives construct not only a racialized and exclusionary Albertan “we”, but how that “we” also carries with it gendered intonations.