You don’t necessarily have to do anything once you acknowledge your privilege. You don’t have to apologize for it. You need to understand the extent of your privilege, the consequences of your privilege, and remain aware that people who are different from you move through and experience the world in ways you might never know anything about. ― Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist
Teachers College, Columbia University
Ph.D. Teaching of Social Studies, May 2014
Dissertation: Cultural Representations in/as the global studies curriculum: “Seeing” and “knowing” China in the United States
Teachers College, Columbia University
Master of Philosophy, December 2013
Beijing Language and Culture University
Intensive Chinese Language, May 2009
Master of Arts – East Asian Studies, May 2007
Capstone: Engaging technology: East Asian pedagogy in the digital age
Certificate of Chinese Language, December 1998
BA in Classical Studies, May 1997
- Green Mountain College, Assistant Professor of Secondary Education, 2014 – present
- Hunter College, City University of New York, Instructor, 2013–2014
- Teachers College, Columbia University, Instructor, 2011 – 2013
- Jackson Preparatory School, 7-12 Classroom teacher (History, Latin, East Asian Studies), 2002-2006
- Wuhan Transportation University, English Instructor, 1997-1998
Dr. Mungur’s research focuses on representation in both popular and educational media and explores historical foundations into our ways of knowing and engaging with the world outside of the United States, with a specific focus on China. In her teaching, Dr. Mungur uses her research on National Geographic and critical media literacy as a way to engage her pre-service teachers in a range of theories, as well as the movement between theory and practice. Dr. Mungur’s most current research project investigates her own course East Asia in National Geographic Perspective, examining students’ responses to and engagement in historical and contemporary photographs of people, culture, and events as re/presented in National Geographic.
- EDU 1062 Teacher as Decision Maker
- EDU 2000 Early Field Experience
- EDU 2031 Secondary Methods I
- EDU/PHI 3013 Philosophy of Education
- EDU/HIS 3015 History of Education
- EDU 3070 Elementary Social Studies Methods
- EDU/PSY 4031 Dynamics of Classroom Behavior
- EDU 3100/4100 Observation/Education Practicum
- EDU 4081 Secondary Methods: History and English
- EDU 4086 Student Teaching Seminar
- HIS 2015 History of Mass Culture in Modern America
Sustainable Liberal Arts Program
- SLA 1000 Images of Nature and Culture
- SLA 1023 Contemporary Social Issues
- SLA/SOC 3020 ST: Diversity and Inclusion in Educational Contexts
- SLA/SOC 3028 East Asia in National Geographic Perspective
- SLA 4000 A Delicate Balance
Graduate Student Supervision for the M.S. in Sustainable Food Systems Program
- Elizabeth Makarewiz (in progress). No Sustainable Food without Racial Justice: A Land Stewardship Project Podcast Series.
- Laura Carbonneau (2018). Food Systems Education: The Case for Interdisciplinary Lesson Plans in High School.
- Chantal Mullen (2018). An Educator’s Guide to the Seed2Seed Internship.
- Kelly Brennan (2016). An Educator’s Guide to Food Politics.
Fellowships, Awards & Honors
- Small Colleges and University Faculty Forum Travel Grant, 2016
- Grant-in-Aid, Spring 2014 – merit-based grant funded by Teacher College, Columbia University
- Funded graduate participant – Beyond Pedagogy Workshop, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia – September 15-18, 2011
- Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund – Awarded a $4000 travel grant to study the World Expo in Shanghai, China, Summer 2010
- Chinese Government Scholarship 2008-2009. Full year scholarship and stipend to study intensive Chinese language. Awarded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (http://en.csc.edu.cn)
- Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Duke University, 2007-2008
- STAR Teacher, 2006 (http://www.msmec.com/index.php/activities/star-student-program)
- STAR Teacher, 2005
- Recognition of teaching excellence, Rotary Club of North Jackson, 2005
- Mungur, A. (accepted). 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. Information Age Publishing, 2019.
- Mungur, A. (accepted). China through the pedagogical lens of Life, 1950-1972. cf.:Cultural Formations.
- Mungur, A. (in preparation). Yes, National Geographic teaches us: An educator weighs in on National Geographic’s racist past.
- Mungur, A. (in preparation). Critical media literacy in interdisciplinary spaces: Teaching and learning about China.
- Mungur, A. & Trofanenko, B. (in preparation). On the Uses of “Culture”: From Content Standards to Field Trips in the Social Studies.
- 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.
- Gaudelli, W. & Mungur, A. (2014). Presencing culture: Ethnology museums, objects and spaces. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 36(1), 40-54.
- Mungur, A. (2011). Chinese movies and history education: the case of Zhang Yimou’s ‘To Live’. History Compass, 9(7) 518-524.
- Mungur, A. (February, 2018). That glossy yellow border: Reflections on using National Geographic to examine media representations of East Asia in a college general education course. A paper presentation at the 2018 International Critical Media Literacy Conference, Savannah Georgia.
- Mungur, A. (November, 2016). Global citizenship and Social Education. Symposium title: Global citizenship education and social studies: New pathways to practice. A paper presentation at the annual meeting of the College University Faculty Assembly for the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
- Mungur, A. (April, 2016). Cultural representations in/as the global studies curriculum. A paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.
- Mungur, A. (November, 2015). Roundtable on Race, invited participant to discuss Asian American representations in the US. Other participants discussed “Safe” spaces as racialized, Racism in the academy, Indigenous peoples, and Race and economics education. National Council of the Social Studies, New Orleans, LA.
- Wylie, S. & Mungur, A. (November, 2014). Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic Education in the Movies. A session presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council of the Social Studies, Boston, MA.
- Mungur, A. (November, 2013). Perpetuating the Cold War stereotype: Challenging fear narratives that shape “knowledge” of China. Symposium title: A touchy subject: explorations of the “emotional turn” and social studies education. A paper presentation at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly for the National Council of the Social Studies, St. Louis, MO.
- Trofanenko, B. & Mungur, A. (November, 2013). History, memory, and the restless nature of public pedagogy. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly for the National Council of the Social Studies, St. Louis, MO.
- Mungur, A. (October, 2012). The pedagogy of exposition: A historical examination of China’s participation as the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. A presentation of research at the Canadian History of Education Association 17th Biennial bConference, Vancouver, B.C.
- Taylor, A., Wylie, S., & Mungur, A. (December, 2011). Teaching diversity and tolerance using Muslim youth oral histories. A professional development session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.
- Mungur, A. (March, 2011). Is all press positive? Analyzing media bias in post 9/11 America. A professional development session delivered at This is where we need to be: Using Muslim youth oral histories to teach about diversity and tolerance. Sponsored by SPI – student press initiative, Teachers College, Columbia University, and Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, New York, NY.
- Mungur, A. (May, 2010). Chinese history through film: the case of Zhang Yimou’s To Live. A presentation of research for the Film and Education Research Association, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
- National Council for the Social Studies
- College & University Faculty Assembly
- American Studies Association
- American Research and Education Association
- Reviewer for History Compass