College of Education and Human Development
Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation
Kelly R. Allen, Ph.D earned her doctorate in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research examines pedagogical implementations of hip-hop based education.
Ph.D., Urban Education and Leadership
University of Wisconsin - Milw, 2022
MS, Urban Studies/Affairs
University of Wisconsin - Milw, 2018
CER, Education, Other
University of Wisconsin - Milw, 2017
BS, History, General
University of Wisconsin - Milw, 2015
Awards & Honors
Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year
Cultural Studies in Ed
Kelly enjoys teaching courses that examine issues of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Selected Recent Publications
- "The 13th Amendment, It Don't Say That We Kings": Teaching the History of Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice Reform Through Hip-Hop Pedagogy, 2022
Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
- “Good Teachers” with “Good Intentions”: Misappropriations of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, 2020
Journal Article, Academic Journal
Kelly's research explores pedagogical and curriculum implementations of hip-hop based education. Kelly is specifically interested in how race and racism influence the implementation of hip-hop in educational spaces. Guided by theoretical frameworks like critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, and Black feminism, Kelly’s research seeks to illuminate the experiences of systematically excluded students, teachers, and communities.