Carrie Freie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Education
Office Phone: 814-949-5443
Office Location: Hawthorn Building, 224

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Carrie Freie is Assistant Professor of Education at Penn State Altoona. She earned her PhD in Social Foundations of Education at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in 2005. Her research uses qualitative methodology to study student identity in high school and college settings, focusing on social class, race and gender. 

Selected Publications: 

Freie, C. (2007). Class Construction: White Working-Class Student Identity in the New Millennium. Lanham MD: Lexington Books.

Freie, C. (2010). Considering Gendered Careers: The Influence of Resilient Mothers and Sisters upon White Working-Class Young Women. Ethnography and Education 5(3): 229-243.

Freie, C. (2012). Breaking the Bank: Stories of Financial, Cultural and Academic Struggle from 
First-Generation College Students. In Dangerous Counterstories in the Corporate Academy: Narrating for Understanding, Solidarity, Resistance, and Community in the Age of Neoliberalism. Eds. Emily Daniels and Bradley Porfilio. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 

Courses: EDTHP 115 Education in American Society
EDTHP 416 & SOC 416 Sociology of Education
EDTHP 297 Multicultural Perspectives: Families, Communities and Education
EDTHP 497 Media, Popular Culture and Education