We will discuss translating foundational concepts in these theoretical traditions into the university classroom, with particular attention to pedagogy and curriculum. Queer, feminist, and critical race theories are explicitly about exposing and addressing systems of oppression, and therefore, offer a rich lens through which to think about ourselves as instructors and how we can better serve our students. Participants will engage with specific concepts such as intersectionality, strategic essentialism, counter story-telling, microaggressions, borderland identities, structure/agency, “benevolent” prejudice, and hierarchies of power/knowledge, among others. The focus will be on a basic understanding of some of the critical concepts and how they commonly are ignored or play out in the classroom. No background in these theories necessary for this workshop.
Speakers: Dr. Mark Brimhall-Vargas and Dr. Beth Douthirt-Cohen, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Date: Thursday, February 27th from 4-5:30pm
Location: 1310 Marie Mount Hall
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