Kelly Clark/Keefe is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont, where she engages in teaching and service activities across the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences. Kelly’s research brings material feminist, posthumanist and poststructural perspectives of embodiment, agency, subjectivity and language to bear on a range of overlapping topics including: the physicality of educational subjectivity, sociocultural studies of stratified versions of schooling and college access, and conceptual analyses of educational leadership pedagogy. Kelly’s research interests also extend to the study of the social sciences themselves, whereby she engages philosophies of language and affect to argue the usefulness of embodied, arts-informed methodologies.

Areas of Expertise

Adult Learning; Educational Policy; Gender Studies; Human Development and Identity; Leadership; Research Methods; Social Justice; Social Theory

  • Philosophy of Social Sciences, Qualitative Methods and Educational Justice:
Kelly Clark Keefe


    • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from University of Vermont


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