Dr. Amy Mungur is an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, with a focus on social studies teacher education. Prior to her position at Georgia Gwinnett College, Mungur was an assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University where she taught methods courses and served as the subject area leader for Elementary Social Studies. Her other education positions include assistant professor of secondary education at Green Mountain College (Poultney, VT), 10th grade world history and Latin at Jackson Preparatory School (Flowood, MS), and English language at Wuhan Transportation University (Wuhan, People’s Republic of China).
In her research, Mungur examines representational practices of power and privilege, and the impact (and perpetuation) of whiteness in both popular and educational media, as well as teacher education. She uses her research on National Geographic and critical media literacy to engage pre-service teachers in a range of theories and visual methodologies to support their pedagogical and curricular decision making. Her most current research project investigates her own course East Asia in National Geographic Perspective, examining student responses to and engagement in historical and contemporary photographs of people, culture, and events as re/presented in National Geographic. Mungur’s research has been published in the Journal of Research in Curriculum and Instruction, The Georgia Council of the Social Studies, Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, and History Compass.