Title

The Atlantic Cites Research By SMC's Robert Bulman in Story on Hollywood's Depiction of Teachers

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

Sociology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-30-2017

Publication Title

The Atlantic

Description

"Hollywood's Reductive Narratives About School," an article in The Atlantic cites academic research by SMC Sociology Professor Robert Bulman. The story, which explores how Hollywood storylines often depict white middle class teachers as talented educators who come to the academic rescue of young students of color in urban schools, includes several insights from Bulman's research paper "Teachers in the Hood: Hollywood’s middle-class fantasy." Bulman's work in this area has been examined by several major news organizations, including the New York Times. He discusses his research examining how the film industry portrays high school students in a Saint Mary's faculty profile video.