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Washington State University
College of Education

Emma McMain

Emma McMain

Research Assistant
Educational Psychology
Pullman campus
Cleveland Hall 384
Pullman, WA 99164


Emma McMain is a Ph.D candidate in Educational Psychology. Broadly, her research focuses on promoting social and ecological justice in education. Her past and current projects incorporate critical discourse analysis, critical media literacies, feminist and affect theories, and anti-racist pedagogies in explorations of curriculum, film, literature, and youths’ lived experiences. 

Emma has taught or co-taught courses in Classroom Assessment (Ed Psych 401), Research Methods (Ed Psych 505), Introduction to Qualitative Research (Ed Psych 507), and Social Emotional Learning (Hist 498) and sees her teaching and research philosophies as intricately linked.

Outside of academia, Emma enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and creative writing.