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Jenny Sperling

Jenny Sperling, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Stacy Reeder

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Critical Studies in Education
Phone: (405) 325-4202
Office: Collings Hall 214

Jenny Sperling is an assistant professor of Critical Studies in Education in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Sperling completed her Ph.D. in Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Research interests

  • Sexual health education
  • Critical educational policy studies and analysis
  • Language, race, gender, and sexuality
  • Youth studies and LGBTQIA+ experiences
  • Community-based and intersectional qualitative research methods 
  • Critical whiteness and educational leadership

pdfJenny Sperling CV (PDF)