Changing Higher Education From the Classroom Out: An Engaged Pedagogy For Social Change

Changing Higher Education From the Classroom Out: An Engaged Pedagogy For Social Change
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:30pm

Thursday, March 10, 4:30 - 5:30 PM (EST) 
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Room (FHI Garage) 
Room C105, Bay 4, 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC

In this workshop in our “Engaged Scholar” series, Professor Cathy N. Davidson will connect race and gender inequality in society, in the legacy institutions of higher education, in our current academic practices, and in our traditional pedagogical methods. As has been the case in previous workshops, this session will include hands-on exercises that anyone can use to transform classrooms into more engaged, egalitarian, and activist spaces. For background reading, please visit the Engaged Scholar: 

Participation is open to anyone, but registration is required:

Cathy N. Davidson is a Ruth F. DeVarney Professor Emerita and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Duke University; and is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has published more than twenty books on the history of technology and culture, cognition, and other subjects. She is cofounder of HASTAC, was appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities, is the first educator on the Mozilla Board of Directors, and is the 2015 New American Colleges & University Boyer Award recipient for “significant contributions to American higher education”. 

Previously, Davidson had a long career as Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. She served as Duke’s (and the nation’s) first Vice Provost of Interdisciplinary Studies, working with faculty and students to design some seventy new cross-campus programs and technologies.



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