Spring 2019 Curriculum Theory Project Public Lecture

Troubling Method: Narrative Research as Being
Featuring Dr. Petra Munro Hendry & Dr. Roland W. Mitchell

Troubling Method book cover

Thursday, February 21 | 4:30-6:00 PM | 225 Peabody Hall

Troubling Method: Narrative Research as Being seeks to remove narrative inquiry from method. The shift to a post-humanist, post-qualitative moment seeks to understand research as an ontology, a way of being in the world, rather than a mode of production. Fundamental assumptions of research: method, data, analysis, and findings are understood as an ethico-onto-epistemological mode of relational intra-action.






  • Dr. Petra Munro Hendry, the St. Bernard Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association Endowed Professor in the School of Education and Co-director of Curriculum Theory Project
  • Dr. Roland Mitchell, Interim Dean for the College of Human Sciences & Education and E.B. "Ted" Robert Endowed Professor in the School of Education
  • Dr. Paul Eaton, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University

About SOE

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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About CHSE

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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