Adam Crawley photo 2022
Assistant Teaching Professor
Literacy Studies

Adam Crawley joins the University of Colorado, Boulder as an Assistant Teaching Professor in Literacy Studies. Prior to joining CU, Adam was on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin and Oklahoma State University. He earned his PhD at the University of Georgia and was an elementary teacher in public schools for 12 years. Adam brings experience supporting children's book award programs and conferences and now serves with the CU Children's Book Festival. His teaching, research, and service focus on the use and censorship of culturally diverse children's literature in elementary contexts, especially related to LGBTQ+ representations.

Committee Member, Children's Book Festival (CU-Boulder and Boulder Book Store)

Board Member, Children's Literature Assembly (National Council of Teachers of English)

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Children's Literature

Treasurer, Genders and Sexualities Equalities Alliance (National Council of Teachers of English)

Clark, C., Boyd, A., Cook, M., Crawley, S. A., Rish, R., Skrlac Lo., R. (2022). New conceptual tools for be(com)ing antiracist literacy (teacher) educators at PWIs. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 1-15.

Coleman, J. J., Schey, R., Blackburn, M. V., Brochin, C., Cooper-Novack, G., Crawley, S. A., Cruz, C., Dutro, E., Helton, J., Islam, A. Q., Jiménez, I., Lizárraga, J. R., Shrodes, A., Simon, R., Wickens, C. M., Young, C. A. (2022). Intergenerational queer method(ologie)s: Dialogues in literacy research. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 1-19.

Crawley, S. A., Young, C. A., Patrick, L. (2022). Reading queerness at the intersections: Using LGBTQ+-inclusive literature to move toward equity, justice, and antiracist teaching. Journal of Children’s Literature, 48(1), 80-86.

Crawley, S. A. (2020). If I knew then what I do now: Fostering pre-service teachers’ capacity to promote expansive and critical conversations with children’s literature. Bank Street Occasional Paper Series, (44).