Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Organization: ASA - Conference registration required:
Location: American Studies Association, Chicago, IL

Presidential Session: Pedagogy and Dissent in Contemporary Higher Education

Time: Thu Nov 9 2017, 4:00 – 5:45 PM

Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency B, Ballroom Level West Tower

Session Organizer: Kandice Chuh (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Chair: Sharon P. Holland (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

“The New Education” Cathy N Davidson (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Racial and Global Diversity in the Neoliberal University” Soo Ah Kwon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“The Crisis of Alignment” Roderick Ferguson (University of Illinois at Chicago)
“Would Whites (Still) Rather Wreck Public Universities than Integrate Them? If So, What Now?” Christopher Newfield

Abstract: Both academic and popular discourse hold that higher education is in crisis. This panel intends to give texture to that claim. What are the contours, the details, of this condition that warrants the designation “crisis”? What histories and policies, practices and structures, subtend the landscape of contemporary higher education? How do teaching and learning unfold within such a context? What forms of dissent emerge from this context, and why? In what ways does analysis of the university key us into apprehension of the contemporary conjuncture writ large?

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