Save the Date for 2018 Curriculum Camp and Call for Proposals

Friday, February 16, 2018 - Saturday, February 17, 2018


Dr. Nina Asher


Baton Rouge, LA - LSU Curriculum Camp is an annual international conference for graduate students, organized and hosted by LSU students enrolled in the Curriculum Theory Project. Led under the guidance of CTP co-directors Dr. Jackie Bach and Dr. Roland Mitchell, the conference allows a diverse group of graduate students to present their research and network with peers and leaders in the curriculum theory field.

Designed to showcase the work of graduate students engaged in research on a host of subjects, such as curriculum theory, gender, race, culture, higher education research (K-20), policy analysis, political and/or intellectual thought (including but not limited to narrative, feminisms, postmodernism, poststructuralism, queer theory, chaos and complexity theory), Curriculum Camp is now accepting proposals.

This year, we are excited to welcome Dr. Nina Asher as keynote of the Fireside Chat on Saturday, Feb. 10. Nina Asher holds an EdD in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she also obtained a Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching. Her background also includes a Master of Arts in Social Work (Family and Child Welfare), from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bombay, India.

Dr. Asher’s major research interests include postcolonial and feminist theory, globalization, critical perspectives on multiculturalism, and Asian American Studies in relation to education. This interest led her to Louisiana State University – where she taught from 1999-2011 and served as coordinator of the Holmes Elementary Education Program (2007-2011) and Co-Director of the Curriculum Theory Project (2007-2010). She was named the J. Franklin Bayhi Endowed Professor of Education in 2007 and awarded the College of Education Advocate for Diversity Award in 2011. Dr. Asher received a 2014-15 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award (Research) from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C. for her research project, Examining the Intersections of Globalization, Privatization, and Education after two decades of Economic Liberalization in India. She currently serves as professor and Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. The courses she has developed and taught include “Postcolonialism and Feminism in Education,” “Globalization, Multiculturalism, and Education,” and “Gender, Race, and Nation.”

Every year, CTP invites a distinguished scholar who has contributed greatly to curriculum theory in academia or in practice.  Since the first curriculum camp in 1995, more than 20 curriculum scholars have spoken at Curriculum Camp as fireside speakers, including Dr. Nel Noddings, Dr. William Pinar, Dr. Janet Miller, Dr. Cameron McCarthy, Dr. Greg Dimitriadis, Dr. Hongyu Wang, Dr. Gert Biesta, Dr. Elaine Richardson, Dr. Alecia Youngblood Jackson, and more.

Learn more about LSU Curriculum Theory Project and about Curriculum Camp.



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The LSU School of Education (SOE) offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Research, and Counseling, including two completely online master’s programs. SOE offers a range of professional and academic degree programs that focus on preparing students for careers in education, research, policy formation and implementation, as well as program oversight. The School’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners, and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. SOE is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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