Dr. Amy Mungur


Dr. Amy Mungur

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

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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.


  • Doctorate – teaching of social studies – Teachers College Columbia University
  • Master's – East Asian studies – Duke University
  • Bachelor's – classical studies – Millsaps College

Academic Interests

  • Critical social studies teacher education
  • Critical media literacy
  • Visual methodologies
  • Cultural studies


Selected Publications

  • Mungur, A. & Wylie, S. (2021). Dangerous minds, dead poets, and democratic education: Examining representations of students, teachers, and education in Hollywood feature film. The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies
  • Mungur, A. (2020). Fear affect as imperialist practice in media representations of China. Teaching Social Studies 20(2), 17-25.
  • Mungur, A. (2020). Whitewashing the History of Education: Laying bare the pervasive power and presence of white supremacy in a teacher education course. In Hawkman and Shear (Eds.) Marking the invisible: Articulating whiteness in social studies education (557-572). Information Age Publishing.
  • Mungur, A. (2016). Global Citizenship and Social Education: A Historical Case Study. Journal of Research in Curriculum and Instruction, 20(3), 173-183.
  • Shuttleworth, J. & Mungur, A. (2015). Chinese workers on the transcontinental railroad: Analyzing orientalist stereotypes in history textbooks. The Georgia Social Studies Journal, 5(1), 44-53. 


  • Institutional Research Grant, Green Mountain College, 2017-2018
  • Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund – Sasakawa Fellow, World Expo Shanghai, Summer 2010
  • Chinese Government Scholarship 2008-2009, awarded by the Chinese Scholarship Council
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Duke University, 2007-2008