Critical Storytelling

Critical storytellers provoke readers to acknowledge and question different perspectives. Critical storytelling questions unquestioned norms and assumptions. It exposes oppression in its various forms, such as violence, sexism, racism, bullying, exploitation, marginalization, dehumanization, and cultural imperialism. These passionate narrators have the guts to think, act, and question, vulnerably. Storytelling, when it's critical, is inclusive. It doubts common sense. It questions the status quo. It tears down regimes of domination. It envisions possibilities for change. Critical storytellers rely on various media and methods. Their stories are critical of metanarratives that are exclusionary and divisive. Critical storytellers voice silences and offer new narratives in their creative work. The Critical Storytelling book series will include diverse storytelling methods, theoretical approaches, and narrative frameworks. We invite collaborative books, edited, and authored, as well as individually written projects. Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by e-mail to Assistant Editor Evelien van der Veer.
Biographical Note
Nicholas D. Hartlep is currently an Associate Professor of Education and Education Studies Department Chair at Berea College, Kentucky. Routledge published his co-edited book The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in US Higher Education, which received an Outstanding Book Award from the Society of Professors of Education. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities presented him with the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement for his work on student loan debt and anti-racist teacher preparation. Hartlep researches the model-minority stereotype of Asian Americans and student debt.

Brandon O. Hensley is currently Assessment Coordinator of the College of Fine, Performing, & Communication Arts and a Lecturer in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in US Higher Education, which he co-edited with Nicholas Hartlep and Lucille Eckrich, received an Outstanding Book Award from the Society of Professors of Education. He also published a public speaking textbook in 2018, Building Your Voice: Powerful Public Speaking in the 21st Century. Hensley researches bullying, masculinity, whiteness, and student debt.
Editorial Board
Series Editors:
Nicholas D. Hartlep, Metropolitan State University
Brandon O. Hensley, Wayne State University

Editorial Board Members:
René Antrop-González, Metropolitan State University
Noelle W. Arnold, Ohio State University
Daisy Ball, Roanoke College
T. Jameson Brewer, University of North Georgia
Cleveland Hayes, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Mohamed Nur-Awaleh, Illinois State University
Valerie Pang, San Diego State University
David Pérez II, Syracuse University
Peggy Shannon-Baker, Georgia Southern University
Christine Sleeter, California State University, Monterey Bay
Suzanne SooHoo, Chapman University
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