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Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy

Education & Professional History

Ph.D. in American Studies (focus in American Indian and Indigenous Studies), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning, and Leading, Lipscomb University

B.A. in Anthropology, B.A. in Music, Minor in Native American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 


Languages Spoken

Highlights & Recent Activity

Jeffries, Hasan K., and Meredith L. McCoy. “Teaching Hard History Podcast, Season 2.” Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, 2019.

Shuster, Kate, Renee Gokey, Bethany Jay, Hasan K. Jeffries, Cynthia Lynn Lyerly, Meredith L. McCoy, Sarah B. Shear, and Christina Snyder. Teaching Hard History: A Framework for Teaching American Slavery -- Grades 6-12. Montgomery: Southern Poverty Law Center, 2019.

Shuster, Kate, Hasan K. Jeffries, Meredith L. McCoy, Margaret Newell, Sarah B. Shear, Christina Snyder, and Ebony E. Thomas. Teaching Hard History: A Framework for Teaching American Slavery -- Grades K-5. Montgomery: Southern Poverty Law Center, 2019.

RedCorn, Alex, Meredith L. McCoy, and Hollie J. Mackey. “Indian Country: An Introduction to Financial and Bureaucratic Considerations.” In Funding P-12 Schools in the 50 States and Indian Country, edited by David C. Thompson, R. C. Wood, S. Neuenswander, J. M. Heim, and R. D. Watson. Gainsville, Florida: National Education Finance Academy, 2019.

McCoy, Meredith L. & Turtle Island Social Studies Collective. “Beyond Pocahontas: Learning from Indigenous Women Changemakers.Social Studies and the Young Learner 31, no. 3 (2019): 7–13.

McCoy, Meredith L. “Preparing Preservice Educators to Teach American Indian Boarding School Histories.” In (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies: A Controversial Issues Reader, edited by Sarah B. Shear, Christina M. Tschida, Elizabeth Bellows, Lisa Brown Buchanan, and Elizabeth E. Saylor, 255–79. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, 2018.

McCoy, Meredith L. “‘This Is Us’: Powwow and Higher Education in North Carolina.” Southern Cultures 24, no. 4 (2018).

McCoy, Meredith L. and Sarah B. Shear. “This Isn’t the First Time the United States Has Split up Families.” Houston Chronicle. July 8, 2018, Online edition.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

American Studies Association

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

National Council for the Social Studies

American Educational Research Association

National Indian Education Association

Courses Taught This Year

  • AMST 231: Contemporary Indigenous Activism (Fall 2019)
  • AMST 244: Indigenous Methodologies (Winter 2020)
  • AMST 345: Theory and Practice of American Studies (Winter 2020)
  • HIST 203: American Indian Education, 1600s-present (Spring 2020)
Profile updated August 26, 2019

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