Chris Venable Schaefbauer - Critical Race Theory and Critical Whiteness
Chris is interested in how Cultural Foundations can bring to bear important questions regarding the aims and outcomes of higher education and student affairs. Some of their primary interests include Critical Race Theory and Critical Whiteness Studies in education, the development of academic advising as a profession, and social justice in higher education. Chris is currently engaged in several writing projects on diverse subjects including a critical analysis of workplace “fit” for trans student affairs professionals and a theoretical examination of how prioritizing happiness can undermine efforts for social justice in student affairs. After completing the PhD in Cultural Foundations, they intend to pursue a faculty role focused on higher education, student affairs, and social justice.