As a former adult learner, Jacqueline welcomes the opportunity to teach students who have not followed a conventional route in their education.
jacqueline castledine, lecturer
As a former adult learner, Jacqueline welcomes the opportunity to teach students who have not followed a conventional route in their education. An understanding of the unique needs of non-traditional students, and the importance mentoring plays in their success, provide the foundation for her approach to teaching and advising.
Her work inside and outside the classroom is focused on exploring issues of social justice, and Jacqueline is the recipient of research fellowships from a number of institutions including Emory University, Smith College, and the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe. She has presented her research at international conferences in South Africa, England, Russia and Barbados.
Jacqueline’s research focuses on the strategies women employ in social justice movements and how they reflect an understanding of race, class, gender, and sexual identity. Her research interests inform her teaching, as she helps students to develop critical thinking skills by envisioning new ways of understanding their place in the world.
As co-director of the Valley Women’s History Collaborative, Jacqueline helps develop and oversee oral history projects that document progressive women’s efforts to define and meet the needs of their communities through activism. Before joining the University Without Walls, she taught at Northeastern University and Empire State College.
- A.A. Springfield Technical Community College, Liberal Studies
- B.A. Mount Holyoke College, U.S. History
- M.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S. History
- Ph.D. Rutgers University, Women’s and Gender History
teaching and research interests
Transnational women’s movements, oral history, the intersection of gender and jazz in 20th century freedom movements.
Jacqueline has published in numerous journals. She is the author of Cold War Progressives: Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom (University of Illinois Press). Her essay “Gender, Jazz, and Justice in Postwar Freedom Movements," was published in Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement (University Press of Kentucky). She co-edited the volume Breaking the Wave: Women, Their Organizations, and Feminism, 1945-1985 (Routledge).
draws inspiration from
"I dwell in possibility- a fairer house than prose."
- Emily Dickinson