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Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Dr. Lisa Guenther: Tuesday, Oct 20th

Posted by on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in Events, News.

Lisa Guenther, Associate Professor of Philosophy

PHIL 2110: Contemporary Philosophy: Critical Responses to Mass Incarceration

Lisa Guenther is Associate Professor of Philosophy.  In PHIL 2110: Contemporary Philosophy: Critical Responses to Mass Incarceration, she engages students in critical discussions of the issues raised by mass incarceration in the US, and as she states, “asking both what philosophers can bring to the conversation and what we can learn from the analysis and collective action of thinkers and activists.”  This course is part of the Humanities Action Lab (HAL) Global Dialogues Project on Mass Incarceration organized through the New School for Social Research in New York, as a part of which the class will collaborate with a network of twenty universities also offering their courses on mass incarceration in a variety of disciplines.  Through these courses the project will explore sites of mass incarceration and produce material for an online archive and traveling exhibition on mass incarceration.  Lisa’s course will focus on the private prison, the Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility, being built at the decommissioned nuclear plant in Hartsville, Tennessee, particularly the examination of space, power, and history of the site.  Lisa actively addresses questions of social differences and injustice in her teaching, and does so through pedagogies that are critical, experiential, community-based, and co-creative.  The post-class discussion will afford an opportunity for participants to discuss the opportunities and challenges of these pedagogies, of activist teaching, and effective methods for teaching about social differences and power.

Date:              October 20th
Time:              9:35-11:50am (Class, 9:35-10:50am, Discussion, 10:50-11:50am)
Room:            Furman 109
Facilitator:      Joe Bandy

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