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Associate Professor of Educational Research

Dept. of Leadership & Educational Studies

Reich College of Education

Appalachian State University

ASU Box 32086

Boone, NC 28608


828-262-6037 (office)

828-262-6035 (fax)


There are times in life when the question of knowing
if one can think differently than one thinks,
and perceive differently than one sees,
is absolutely necessary
if one is to go on looking and reflecting at all.
Michel Foucault


Alecia Jackson holds a PhD in Language Education from The University of Georgia, where she also obtained a Women's Studies Graduate Certificate and a Qualitative Studies Graduate Certificate. She teaches educational research at the master's, specialist's, and doctoral levels in the College of Education at Appalachian State University.

Dr. Jackson's research interests bring feminist and poststructural theories of power, knowledge, language, and subjectivity to bear on a range of overlapping topics: deconstructions of narrative and voice, cultural studies of schooling (with an emphasis on the rural), and qualitative method in the postmodern. She has publications in The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Qualitative Inquiry, The International Review of Qualitative Research, and the British journal Qualitative Research. Her co-edited book Voice in Qualitative Inquiry (with colleague Lisa Mazzei) was published in September 2008 by Routledge Press. She and Lisa Mazzei are currently working on another book, Thinking with Theory in Qualitative Research: Using Epistemological Frameworks in the Production of Meaning, to be published by Routledge Press in 2011.

In spring 2010, Dr. Jackson received The Board of Governor's/ASU's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Reich College of Education.