Welcome! This is the homepage for an online seminar series organized by Amy McKiernan (Dickinson College) and David Killoren (Koç University).
Our next session will be a live conversation with Dionne Bensonsmith (Claremont McKenna) and Tammy Nyden (Grinnell College) on Monday, June 13, at 1pm Central Standard Time. The title of the session is "Theory, Praxis and a Pedagogical Bridge." The focus of conversation will be "class structures, activities, and assignments that provide students direct experiences that merge philosophical theories and praxis," and the relationship of teaching to scholarship and theorizing. To set the stage for the session, Dionne and Tammy have provided a conversational co-interview that you can (optionally) view prior to the session: click here to view. In the co-interview, they discuss their "inter-related pedagogical journey, which brought their activism for Children’s Mental Health Justice and Caregiver Justice together with their theorizing about epistemic injustice, relational autonomy, mental health policy, and trauma-informed research methodology and ethics," and argue that "1) transdisciplinary pedagogical shifts happen best in collaboration and 2) social justice scholarship and pedagogy must be grounded in community practices" and that these goals require academics to give up a lot of "discursive space."