Work Steven C. Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education 100 N. University Street West Lafayette Indiana 47907-2098 BRNG 6167work
Visiting Assistant Professor
English EducationCurriculum and Instruction
- Ph.D. — Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2022)
- M.A. — Secondary English, University of Connecticut (2013)
- B.A. — Education, University of Connecticut (2012)
- 2022 – present
Visiting Assistant Professor of English Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
- 2018 – 2022
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Teacher Preparation Theory and Education
University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
- 2013 – 2018
East Hartford High School
East Hartford, CT
- 2018-2022 University of Tennessee, Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence
- Co-editor of The ALAN Review 2018-Present
Research interests include English education, critical literacy, and young adult literature. Arianna’s work revolves around helping educators and teacher educators incorporate critical lenses into their classrooms while using diverse young adult literature.
Journal Articles, Refereed
- DeHart, J., Rigell, A., Songey, K., & Banack, A. (In Press). “A bridge across our fears”: Verse novels as transitional and identity-forming spaces for young adolescents. Target journal: Voices From the Middle.
- Banack, A, Moore, D., Rigell, A. (2022). Figured worlds of addiction: A content analysis of 10 YAL texts. Children’s Literature in Education.
- Rigell, A., Banack, A., Maples, A., Laughter, J., Broemmel, A., Vines, N., Jordan, J. (2022) Overwhelming whiteness: A critical analysis of race in a scripted reading program. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1-19.
- Banack, A. (2021). Connecting and critiquing the canon: Pairing Pride and Pride and Prejudice. Study and Scrutiny. 5(1), 40-65.
- Rigell, A., Smith, M., Banack, A. (2021). What if reviewer two is racist?. Voices From the Middle, 28(4), 34-37.
- Sarigianides, S., & Banack, A. (2021). A call to critically reconsider popular antiracist activities. English Journal. 110(4), 18-20.
- Banack, A. (2020). Discussing race, policing, and privilege in a high school classroom. Occasional Paper Series, 2020 (44). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2020/iss44/11
- EDCI 38100 — Teaching for Social Justice
- ENGL 39300 — Young Adult Literature
- EDCI 30900 — Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools