Book Review

Review of Queering Education in the Deep South

  • Christy Y. Dinkins (University of Georgia)
  • Erin Leach (University of Georgia)


This is a review of Kamden K. Strunk’s Queering Education in the Deep South. In Queering Education in the Deep South, Strunk provides text from several queer scholars that have conducted qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research studies to collect the experiences of queer faculty, staff and students within the secondary and postsecondary education system in the American South. This review will discuss the various sections throughout the text that make connections between sociopolitical concerns of the lived experiences of those who identify as LGBTQ or LGBTQ allies. This review also critiques parts of Strunk’s work as it relates to the overall tone of Queering Education in the Deep South. Additionally, this review offers recommendations on parties who would benefit from reading this captivating text in an effort to acknowledge, challenge, and transform the educational policies and practice in the American South pertaining to those who identify as members of the LGBTQ community and LGBTQ allies.

Keywords: queer, LGBTQ, deep south, American South

How to Cite:

Dinkins, C. Y. & Leach, E., (2019) “Review of Queering Education in the Deep South”, Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 8(2), 96-99. doi:

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Published on
15 Nov 2019