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Cris Mayo


Cris Mayo is the Director of the LGBTQ Center at West Virginia University and a Professor in Women's and Gender Studies.

Mayo's books include "Disputing the Subject of Sex: Sexuality and Public School Controversies" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and "LGBTQ Youth and Education: Policies and Practices" (Teachers College Press, 2013). Both have won the Critics' Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association. 

In addition, Mayo has edited or co-edited special issues of Philosophy of Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, and Urban Education. Additional publications include works in philosophy of education, pedagogy, educational policy, and gender and sexuality studies in journals such as Educational Theory, Educational Policy and Theory, Policy Futures in Education, and Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 

Mayo was awarded the Queer SIG of the American Educational Research Association's Body of Work Award in 2014.