Dr. Brian Casemore

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Dr. Brian Casemore

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy

School: Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy


Office Phone: (202) 994-2011

Brian Casemore teaches courses in curriculum theory, English education, human development, and social diversity, and he works to further humanities education through educational projects that center the arts and aesthetic experiences. Brian develops educational programming in the framework of Community-Engaged Teaching (CET), preparing teachers to foster community in classrooms and schools through academic study, autobiographical inquiry, and engagement with larger civic and social spheres.

In the field of curriculum studies, Brian’s research focuses on autobiography, place, and psychoanalysis. His book on southern place and identity, The Autobiographical Demand of Place: Curriculum Inquiry in the American South (Peter Lang, 2008), explores the role of place in self-formation and conceptualizes a southern studies curriculum rooted in southern literature and autobiographical inquiry.

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

M.Ed., Louisiana State University

B.A., Louisiana State University

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Curriculum Theory
  • Secondary English Education
  • Humanities Education
  • Anti-racist Education
  • Diversity Education
  • Autobiographical Theory and Research Practices
  • Psychoanalysis and Education
  • Narrative and Literary Studies in Education
  • Place and Community-based Education
  • Informal Educational Programming for Youth Focused on Literacy, Literature, and Writing
  • Social Psychoanalysis (Psychosocial Studies)
  • Sexuality Studies
Casemore, B., & Guillory, N. (2023). The practice of place (2001-2005). In P. Hendry, M. Quinn, & J. Bach (Eds.) Curriculum histories in place, in person, in practice: The Louisiana State University Curriculum Theory Project (pp. 103-114)Routledge.

Casemore, B. (Ed.) (2022). Dialogical Engagement with the mythopoetics of currere: Extending the work of Mary Aswell Doll across theory, literature, and autobiography. Routledge.

Casemore, B. (2022). Introduction: On the expressive forms and dialogical depths of mythopoetic curriculum. In B. Casemore (Ed.) Dialogical engagement with the mythopoetics of currere: Extending the work of Mary Aswell Doll across theory, literature, and autobiography (pp. 1-10)Routledge.

Casemore, B. (2022). Following the thread of life. In B. Casemore (Ed.) Dialogical engagement with the mythopoetics of currere: Extending the work of Mary Aswell Doll across theory, literature, and autobiography (pp. 11-32)Routledge.

Casemore, B. (2020). Dreaming as the pursuit of emotional truth in teaching and teacher education. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 35(4), 87-100.

Sandlos, K., Casemore, B., & Garrett, H. J. (2020). The dreamwork of transformation in teacher education. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing35(4), 1-2.

Casemore, B. (2019). Following the thread of life in Mary Aswell Doll’s The Mythopoetics of  CurrereJournal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 13(2). 

Casemore, B. (2018). Locating the inner world of teaching: Notes on Aparna Mishra Tarc’s Literacy of the Other. Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 12(2).

Casemore, B. (2017). Curriculum as the place of study. In M. A. Doll (Ed.) The reconceptualization of curriculum studies: A festschrift in honor of William F. Pinar (pp. 42-49). Routledge.

Casemore, B. (2013). Some odd place of ghosts and shadows: Working through the queer character of southern place in Randall Kenan's Run, Mourner, Run. In R. U. Whitlock (Ed.), Queer South Rising: Voices of a Contested Place. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Casemore, B. (2012). A different idea in the sex education curriculum: Thinking through the emotional experience of sexuality. In T. Quinn & E. Meiners (Eds.), Sexualities in Education: A Reader (pp. 321 – 335). New York: Peter Lang.

Casemore, B., Sandlos, K., & Gilbert, J. (2011). On taking an interpretive risk in sex education. Teachers College Record. 

Casemore, B. (2010). Free association in sex education: Understanding sexuality as the flow of thought in conversation and curriculum. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society, and Learning, 10(3), 309-324.

Casemore, B. (2009). English education curriculum. In C. Kridel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. Thousand Oakes, CA: Sage.

Casemore, B. (2008). The autobiographical demand of place: Curriculum inquiry in the America South. New York: Peter Lang.

  • November 2023 - Dr. Brian Casemore was named to the board of Maryland Humanities, a statewide, educational nonprofit organization that fosters engagement with art, literature, history, philosophy, and other humanistic fields toward enriching personal, cultural, and social life within and among Maryland's communities. 

Doctoral Students Attend Curriculum Camp

Six GSEHD students shared their work in the areas of curriculum theory, studies, and education at the annual "Curriculum Camp" Conference at LSU.

GSEHD Faculty, Students, Alumni Share Research and Keynotes at 2023 JCT/Bergamo Conference

GSEHD was well represented by our faculty, students and alumni at the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (JCT) Conference in Dayton, OH.