Spring Party 2018. Preparing to say farewell to a cohort of Masters students (several of whom will complete thesis over the summer), our small program also welcomed our newest member to the community: baby Freddy! (Son of Eileen Reuter, phd candidate and husband Chris).
On a beautiful, sunny spring day in April, Professor LeAnn Holland presented her dissertation: “A Philosophy of Weather”. Introduced by fellow cohort-mate Nicholas Fortier, Holland’s work introduces a new approach to outdoor education. Her work moves away from the troubled discourse on nature and environmentalist pedagogies and shifts our focus to the aesthetic experience of weather.
Student Robert Fuller and Professor Megan Laverty. Two vibrant members of the Philosophy and Education program. Come join us! (Colour-blocking optional)
Megan Laverty, with students Karl Joyner (MEd) and Sulki Song (phd) representing the program at Academic Festival on Saturday, April 7, 2018
Our TC Philosophy and Education program community had a fabulous time together at the recent PES 2018 conference in Chicago. While many present and past scholars from TC were central to the conference program (Prof. Megan Laverty with Sara Hardman organised the event) the collegial spirit really came together during social breaks from the official schedule. On Sunday, David Hansen and Megan Laverty provided a program-wide breakfast where current students had the chance to break bread with alumni.
Colloquium Series. March 29th, 2018. Thea Renda Abu El-Haj presented her work on the experiences of young Muslim Americans and the problematic othering of diasporic students in public schools. Beyond the naive/ignorant misunderstandings of teachers, there is the difficult work of formation between national and transnational identities. What does it mean to be American? Do Americans live these ideals? Among Americans is there an American?Professor Abu El-Haj demonstrates ways in which these students are often more American than those who see and construct them as foreign/alien.
PES 74th Annual Meeting. Monday, March 26th 2018. Teachers College faculty, alumni and graduate students participating. Day Four. On the final day of the conference, Avi Mintz (University of Tulsa/ TC ‘08)presented “Sparta, Athens, and the surprising roots of common schooling” providing a brilliant and thought provoking bookend to the conference.
PES 74th Annual Meeting. Sunday, March 25th 2018. Teachers College faculty, alumni and graduate students in the mix. Day Three. TC community breakfast, hosted by David Hansen and Megan Laverty for alumni and current students. Renée Arcilla (NYU) gave the President’s Address “Education as Destiny”, Alexander (Sasha) Sidorkin (California State University, Sacramento) presented “The Paranoid Mind and Transcendence”.
PES 74th Annual Meeting. Saturday, March 24th 2018. Teachers College faculty, alumni and graduate students presenting. Day Two. Kneller Lecture with Robert B. Pippin on “Confounding Morality in Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow is a Doubt”. Teachers College students and alumni presenting, responding and chairing sessions throughout the day. The party begins its ‘third-drink-discourse’ in Sidorkin’s room.
PES 74th Annual Meeting. Friday, March 23rd 2018. Teachers College faculty, alumni and graduate students presenting. Day One. (Alumni) David Backer and Jason Wozniak presented on Social movements and education, (Current student) Karl Joyner presented a paper on Irony beyond aporia, Nick Fortier chaired a session, while Professor David Hansen was respondent on two sessions.
Rory Varrato, phd candidate, presented a talk on Love in the Anthropocene: “Love in the Age of Extinction”. An analysis of representations of love in the face of the end times. Introduced by John Broughton and sponsored by Film and Education Research Academy (FERA). Monday 19th of March. The lecture itself was recorded and can be viewed at: https://Vimeo.com/261060691
Magda Costa Carvalho, from Universidade dos Açores, Portugal, presented a Colloquium on Philosophy with Children. Introduced by Megan Laverty.