2014, Ph.D., Education, The Ohio State University
2012, M.A., Education, The Ohio State University
2009, M.A., African American & African Studies, The Ohio State University
2006, B.S., Biochemistry, Xavier University of Louisiana
Research & Teaching Interests
Womxn and girls of color as critical pedagogues
Youth activism as creative practice(s)
Communities as spaces for ethical and responsible engagements
Butler, T. (2018). "Black Girl Cartography: Black Girlhood and Place-Making in Education." Review of Research in Education, 42(1), 28-45, doi.org/10.3102/0091732X18762114
Butler, T. (2017). “We need a song”: Sustaining Critical Youth Organizing Literacies through World Humanities. Equity and Excellence in Education, 50(1), 84-95. doi.org/10.1080/10665684.2016.1250233
Butler, T. (2017). #Say[ing]HerName as critical demand: English Education in the age of erasure. English Education, 49(2), 153-178. (Full issue: http://www.ncte.org/journals/ee/issues/v49-2)
Baker-Bell, A., Butler, T., & Johnson, L. (Guest editors, 2017). Editorial—The pain and the wounds: A call for critical race English Education in the wake of racial violence. English Education, 49(2), 116-129. (Full issue: http://www.ncte.org/journals/ee/issues/v49-2)
Butler, T. (2016). “Stories behind their hands”: The creative and collective “actionist” work of girls of color. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 15(3), 313-332. doi.org/10.1108/ETPC-01-2016-0015
Reed, P., & Butler, T. (2015). Flipping the Script: When Service Learning Recipients Become Service Learning Givers. Theory into Practice, 54(1), 55-62. doi.org/10.1080/00405841.2015.977663
Publications in Progress
Rooted Literacies: Black Women's Placemaking and Memory Work on Johns Island, Book Manuscript.
"The Cartography of Storytelling: Black Girl Mapping Practices." Book chapter under review.
“Ruptures in the Map: Black Women’s Epistemic Landscapes through Xaviera Simmons’s Lenses." Book chapter, in production.