Dr. Stephanie Troutman is a Black feminist scholar, mother and first-generation college student. She is the Assistant Professor of Emerging Literacies in the Rhetoric, Composition and Teaching of English program in the English Department at the University of Arizona. She is a formally affiliated faculty member in Gender & Women's Studies, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Africana Studies and the LGBT Institute. She received a dual PhD in Curriculum & Instruction and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011. A former high school and middle grades public school teacher, Stephanie is a scholar-activist who has been recognized across a variety of community and campus spaces for her mentorship, student advocacy, and social justice leadership. Her passion is working with marginalized students in the university setting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is the recipient of the UA Likins Award (2017), Student Affairs Faculty Impact Award (2017) and the 2019 Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Outstanding Mentor Award.
Dr. Troutman is also the Faculty Coordinator of Wildcat Writers and Director of the Southern Arizona Writing Project. Both of these programs are public engagement, outreach projects between The University of Arizona and Tucson schools. Dr. Troutman actively partners across academic units for collaborations in research and programming. Stephanie is also an alum of the University of Arizona’s Academic Leadership Institute (2017-18 cohort) and she serves on the leadership team of the university-wide Women of Color Faculty Collective. Dr. Troutman has been a Faculty Fellow for the University since 2016, through which she has established deep connections all campus cultural centers and to Equity & Engagement in Housing and Campus Life, UA Museums, and the university’s Consortium on Gender Based Violence. She was the acting Interim Director of African-American Student Affairs during summer and fall of 2016.
Dr. Troutman’s research interests include literacies focused on social justice, feminist pedagogy, critical race theory, film studies schooling, identity/ies and education. She is an editor for the groundbreaking new series “Queering Teacher Education Across Contexts,” (Peter Lange Publishing), co-author of the 2018 book, Narratives of Family Assets, Community Gifts, & Cultural Endowments: Re-Imagining the Invisible Knapsack (Lexington Press) and co-editor of the forthcoming book, Race & Ethnicity in US Television (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press.) Her research has been published in the Journal of Girlhood Studies (GHS), the Journal of Race Ethnicity & Education (REE), Meridians: Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, and in the Journal of Literacy & Social Responsibility. Her scholarship has also appeared in several edited collections including, The Sexuality Curriculum & Youth Culture (Peter Lang, 2011) and Interrogating Critical Pedagogy: The voices of People of Color in the movement (Routledge, 2015). Aligned with Dr. Troutman’s research interests, each of these projects focus in different ways on the intersections of race, gender and sexuality, literacies, pedagogy, popular culture, social justice feminism, education, and identity. Dr. Troutman teaches a variety of courses including African-American Literature, Critical Cultural Studies, Black Feminist Theory and Community Literacies.