Knowledge Gaps and the Battle to Fill Them

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


While persisting social inequalities have always presented challenges for educators, recent rising criticisms of research and the scientific process have made teaching these topics in accurate and meaningful ways difficult. This talk introduces the importance of gender, sex, and sexuality before discussing four barriers to using these identities in the classroom. How educators can transform these barriers into facilitators of critical thought, social constructions, sociopolitical critique, and methodological evaluation will be outlined. This presentation is designed to accommodate participants with limited knowledge of identities as well as those with advanced knowledge.


This is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.


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Atticus Wolfe
Ph.D. Candidate

Atticus Wolfe (he/him) is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of South Carolina. Wolfe completed his Master's in Public Health Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota and has been a teaching assistant and instructor since 2016 in a variety of topics including health, systems design, gender studies, sociology, and first-year instruction. Wolfe has also worked as a health care professional, policy analyst, and psychology researcher. His current research investigates relationships between identity, social structures, and health systems to provide insight into medical school training and education programs.