Call for Panelists: Pedagogies of Social Justice Panel at ASA 2017

Mary Phillips, Terrion Williamson & Danica Savonick are looking for people to join our "Pedagogies of Social Justice" panel for ASA 2017. Please spread the word if you know anyone who may be interested!

Tentative title: Pedagogies of Social Justice

In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, the increasing privatization of education, and renewed attention to the racist, sexist, xenophobic, and homophobic lies of mainstream media culture, this panel explores the critical role that countercultural education has played in movements for social justice. What alternative, oppositional pedagogies emerge from social justice movements, and how might these illuminate possibilities for the present? While we welcome submissions that address this general question, we are also specifically interested in the fact that teaching has historically been a feminized profession, and one of the few careers available to black women. Teaching is critical, creative, and a political act of dissent. Often, scholars turn to John Dewey, Paulo Freire, Iván Illich, Henry Giroux, and bell hooks as theorists of critical pedagogy. In this panel, we seek to expand this list to include key figures of black feminism including (but not limited to) Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, Ericka Huggins, Audre Lorde, Toni Cade Bambara, June Jordan, Nikki Giovanni, and Sonia Sánchez. What can we learn by understanding black women artists, activists, educators, and intellectuals as pedagogical theorists and practitioners? Send abstracts to Danica Savonick ( by January 15.

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