Upshaw, A. (2019). Mama and Me Chronicles, Part 1. Liminalities.15(4).

Upshaw, A. (2018). Who really killed cock robin: Aesthetic meaning-making in preservice teacher training. Pedagogies: An International Journal. 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/1554480S.2018.1454839

Hudson-Vassell, C., Acosta, M. M., King, N. S., Upshaw, A., Cherfere, G. (2018). Development of liberatory pedagogy in teacher education: Voices of novice Black women teacher educators. Teaching and Teacher Education. 72, 133-143

Upshaw, A. (2017). for colored girls who’ve considered suicide while surviving Post-Traumatic Slavery Syndrome (with acknowledgements to Ntozake Shange and Dr. DeGruy). Performance Philosophy. 3(3). 807-808

Upshaw, A. (2017). My body knows things: Black women’s stories, theories, and performative autoethnography in Bolen, D.M., Pensoneau-Conway, S.L., and Adams, T.E. Doing Autoethnography. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers. 55-65

Upshaw, A. (2017). Between the between: Entering Diversity. Integrative Pathways. 39(3). 6-7

Upshaw, A. (2016). Arias to academia: An academic malpractice suite in three movements. Qualitative Research Journal, 16(3), 263-273.

Upshaw, A. (2013). Finding common ground. ALT/Space: The Teaching Artists Journal. 11(2).

Upshaw, A. (2013). Finding common ground: The perfect fit. ALT/Space: The Teaching Artists Journal. 11(3).

Upshaw, A. (2013). Fun with little people. ALT/Space: The Teaching Artists Journal. 11(4).

Review or Revise and Resubmit

Upshaw, A. (2017). L’OPERA: Layering operations practicing embodiment, reflection, and analysis. The Qualitative Report

Upshaw, A. Mama and Me Chronicles: A Different Kind of Love Story

In Progress

Upshaw, A. In their own voice: Scripted experiences of black female teachers

Conference Presentations:


Aesthetic Meaning Making in Elementary Preservice Teacher Training: Singing a Multilayered Narrative,Arts in Society, Paris, France, 2017

Ways the Most Interdisciplinary of the Arts Promotes Wellness Constructing Interdisciplinary Common Ground: The Arts and Humanities in Practice, Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Ottawa, Canada, 2016

OPERAtunities in Critical Autoethnography, Critical Autoethnography, Melbourne, Australia, 2015

Literacy in and through the Arts, First International Teaching Artists Conference, Oslo, Norway, 2012



Put on my robe…tell the Story: An autoethnographic visual essay, ICQI, 2019

The Ridge: Video as Method, ICQI, 2019

The Ridge, Southern Studies Conference, Auburn, AL, 2019

A Black Woman Speaks, Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Detroit, MI, 2018

Arts Integration: Exploring Literacy Through Music, International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, 2018

Arts Integration: Improving Literacy Through Reader’s Theater, International Conference on Education,Honolulu, HI, 2018

Paying Attention: An Experiential Guide to Noticing, Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Baltimore, MD, 2017

Home Is Where My Culture Lies, Film and History Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2017

for colored girls who’ve considered suicide while shifting through PTSS, The Association for Core Texts and Courses, Atlanta, GA, 2016

My Body Knows Things: Dancing through Trauma, Doing Autoethnography, San Angelo, TX, 2015

Enter My Diversity: A Poetic Inquiry, Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Boston, MA, 2015

Understanding Poetry: Multimodalities in Action, Journal of Language and Literacy Education, Athens, GA, 2015

Opera as Method, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champagne, IL, 2015

The Battles of Wounded Me: An Autoethnographic Cantata for Voice and Piano, Doing

Autoethnography, San Angelo, TX, 2015

Parental Involvement: Relationship Building Through the Arts, Alabama State Educator’s Conference (MEGA), Mobile, AL, 2013

Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) Through the Arts, National At Risk Education Network, Baltimore, MD, 2013

Learningscapes, Southeast Center for Education in the Arts, Chattanooga, TN, 2012

A Mapquest of Quilts and Gourds, Harriet Tubman Symposium, Albany, NY, 2012

Opera May Have My Heart, But The Blues Own My Soul, Harlem Renaissance Conference, Augusta, GA, 2012

Act Before You Write: Drama Strategies for Creative Writing in K-5, Alabama State Educator’s

Conference (MEGA), Mobile, AL, 2011