2016-17 Roving Scholar for Upper Secondary Schools Nancy Cardona

Nancy Cardona is a 2016-17 Roving Scholar for the upper secondary schools (videregåendeskole). Read more about Nancy below or jump to her workshops for students and teachers.

2016-17 Roving Scholar for Upper Secondary Schools Nancy CardonaWorkshops for students and teachers

E-mail: hs.rover@fulbright.no 
Phone: +47 471 75 090

Nancy Cardona is an Associate Professor of English at Fort Lewis College, a Native American serving teaching institution located in southwest Colorado. She completed her terminal degree at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her teaching areas include American literature, African American literature, U. S.  Latina/o literature, American popular culture (especially television and film), media literacy, and representations of the Holocaust. More recently, Nancy has begun to explore fan culture, as she herself has become a participant in multiple fandoms such as Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

Although not part of her formal training, Nancy is a political junkie. She has registered voters, worked as a campaign data entry clerk, helped to ensure voters’ rights as a poll sitter, and served as a polling place captain in the 2012 election. She looks forward to talking with students about the United States’ November 2016 election.

Nancy is also deeply committed to creating an active learning environment for students. She has consciously changed her teaching style in the last seven years, adding learning activities that challenge students to go beyond a traditional reading of a text. She is currently considering changing to competency based assessment for her classes.

Click here for a Google map that shows where Nancy has set up visits so far. We encourage teachers to coordinate visits with other schools in the same area.