Education Faculty

Jane Gangi

Professor of Education


BA, Colorado College
MA, Northwestern University
PhD, New York University

Office: Hudson 109G
Office Hours: Wednesdays noon-3:30 pm and by appointment
Phone: 845-569-3529


ENG/HIS 3640 Genocide in Literature and Art
ED 2510 Language Arts Methods for Childhood Education
ED 3240 Basics of Adolescent Literacy


Jane M. Gangi is a member of the Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning (CELL) at the Mount. Her research interests are arts-based literacy, diverse children's and young adult literature, and representations of genocide in literature and art.

Memberships and Professional Associations

Children's Literature Association
International Network of Genocide Scholars
Connecticut Storytelling Center:
Literacy Research Association
Mid-Hudson Reading Council/New York State Reading Association


Mid-Hudson Study Council Educational Leadership Award (2016)

Children’s Literature Association Faculty Research Grant (2011)
Conducted research in Sarajevo, Bosnia, at the Institut za Istrazivanje Zlocina at the University of Sarajevo.

Connecticut Storytelling Center Barbara Reed Award (2011)


Gangi, J. M. (2014). Genocide in contemporary children’s and young adult literature: Cambodia to Darfur. New York, NY: Routledge.

Reilly, M. A., Gangi, J. M., & Cohen, R. (2010). Deepening literacy learning: Art and literature engagements in K-8 classrooms. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 

Gangi, J. M. (2004). Encountering children's literature: An arts approach. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. 

Selected Book Chapters
Gangi, J. M. (2022, invited and in-process). War and terror in children’s and young adult literature. In Zoe Jacques and Eugene Giddens (Eds.), History of children’s literature in English (3 vols.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gangi, J. M. (2018, invited and in-press). Representations of genocide. In D. Mayersen (Ed.), A cultural history of genocide in the modern world. London, U. K.: Bloomsbury.

Selected Peer Reviewed Articles
Cunningham, K., & Gangi, J. M. (2018, under review). Developing pedagogies of humility in children’s literature courses. Journal of Children’s Literature.

Gangi, J. M., & Reilly, M. A. (2013). “Laying Bare of Questions Which Have Been Hidden by Answers”: The English Language Arts Standards of the Common Core, K-5. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 23: 7-19.

Gangi, J. M. (2012). Spotlighting the literacy needs of African American males. Connecticut Reading Association Journal Online, 1(1), 32-38.

Gangi, J. M., & Barowsky, E. (2009). Listening to children's voices: Literature and the arts as means of responding to the effects of war, terrorism, and disaster. Childhood Education, 85(6), 357-363.

Jane Gangi