Curriculum Theory Project: Upcoming Events

September 20, 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Curriculum Theory Project is a community of internationally recognized scholars and intellectually vibrant students from a diversity of backgrounds whose primary goals are to research the role education plays in a democratic society and participate in the future of curriculum theory nationally and internationally. Curriculum Theory, as the interdisciplinary study of educational experience, aspires to understand educational practices within broad social and cultural frameworks, focusing on what counts as knowledge, and what knowledge is most valued, by whom, at what time, and for what purpose.  Engaging experience, analysis and imagination, this field of scholarly inquiry seeks to articulate the significance of curriculum as lived and explore at the nexus of subject matter, society and self its generative possibilities. Learn more about upcoming CTP events below!

Guest Lecture: September 22, 6-7:30pm, 225 Peabody

Dr. Elizabeth Macedo, State University of Rio de Janeiro

Curriculum Studies and the Relational Other

In this lecture, Dr. Macedo will discuss the possibility and the need for a curriculum theory that addresses the subject in its relationally with each other and with the world. She will argue for rethinking some of the ideas that have historically driven our understandings of curriculum studies, such as relationship between curriculum and knowledge. 

Dr. Macedo is a Professor of Curriculum Studies at State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is currently a short-term Visiting Scholar at University of Georgia Athens, having also worked as Visiting Scholar at University of British Columbia, at Columbia University, and at New York University. The State University of Campinas, Brazil, awarded her PhD in Education in 1996. She was the elected President of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, from 2013 to 2020. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Curriculum Studies and as a member of the Editorial Board of Curriculum Inquiry and of The Curriculum Journal (BERA) as well as of Brazilian Journals. She has authored and edited several books in Brazil and Portugal and has published in English in edited books and journals. Dr. Macedo's research focuses on both curriculum theory and curriculum policy, broadly understood as public policies enacted by the State and in schools. Operating on a poststructurally inflected frame, her research dialogues with Stephen Ball, Ernesto Laclau, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Homi Bhabha as well as with Jacques Derrida. In general terms, politics has been understood as signifiXation processes that also produce the context in which they happen.

CTP Social and Welcome to Visiting Scholars

Friday, September 23rd, 5:30 pm, 601 University Walk, Baton Rouge

Join us in welcoming our guest scholars and enjoying wonderful conversation!

Conversations with Graduate Students: Dr Janet Miller and Dr. Elizabeth Macedo

Wednesday, September 28, 3:15-4:15 PM in the LSU Barnes & Noble Event Room

In this installment of the CTP Professional Development Series, Dr. Miller and Dr. Macedo will engage in critical conversations about scholarship, writing, and academic life with graduate students.

Guest Lecture: September 28, 4:30-6pm, LSU Barnes & Noble Event Room

Dr. Janet Miller, Professor emerita, Teachers College, Columbia University

In this lecture, Dr. Miller will address issues and problematics of imagining and enacting a worldwide curriculum studies field, especially given current and rampant nationalisms, dispossessions, marginalities, and subjections. She does so, in particular, by employing diffraction as one way of reading insights through one another so as to possibly illuminate issues of difference.

Janet L. Miller is Professor Emerita at Teachers College and Faculty-at-Large at Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Professor Miller was Founding Managing Editor of JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (1978-1998) and Director or Co-Director of the annual JCT-sponsored Bergamo Conference (1979-1998). She was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (2001-2007). She was elected (2010) as a lifetime "Fellow" of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for "sustained achievement in education research." She received the AERA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 (Division B-Curriculum Studies). She was previously elected Chairperson (1988-1990) of AERA's Special Interest Group (SIG) on "Critical Issues in Curriculum" and a member (1984) of Professors of Curriculum. Professor Miller received the Mary Anne Raywid Award for "outstanding contributions to the study of education" in 2015. In 1991, she received NCTE's James N. Britton Award for Creating Spaces and Finding Voices: Teachers Collaborating for Empowerment. In 1991, she received Hofstra's "Stessin Prize for Outstanding Faculty Scholarly Publication" for her work. Her scholarly, pedagogical, and service commitments transect national, international, and disciplinary borders of curriculum theorizing, feminisms, post-inflected autobiographical inquires, qualitative research, and collaboration complexities. She has written journal articles, book chapters, handbooks, and encyclopedia entries. Her forthcoming books are Maxine Greene and Education and Curriculum Communities without Consensus. She is also the author of Sounds of Silence Breaking: Women, Autobiography, Curriculum (2005); and co-editor with Bill Ayers of A Light in Dark Times: Maxine Greene and the Unfinished Conversation (1998).

Book Launch Event: September 28, 5-6:30pm (PT), Virtual and In Person

Curriculum Work and Social Justice Leadership in a Post-Reconceptualist Era: Attaining Critical Consciousness and Learning to Become

Author: Allan Michel Jales Coutinho (EDCP Doctoral Student)

Forward by: William F. Pinar

Allan will be joined in conversation by Alim Fakirani, Sonia Huda, and Bruce Moghtader. Mediated by Dr. William F. Pinar.


Mentoring Event for Graduate Students

September 28, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. LSU Barnes & Noble Event Room

In this installment of the CTP Professional Development Series, Dr. Miller and Dr. Macedo will engage in critical conversations about scholarship, writing, and academic life with graduate students.