From This Year's Call for Proposals
“Pedagogies of Dissent” emphasizes the conjuncture of education, politics, and intellectual work that has long been and remains central to the vibrancy of American studies. While pedagogy invokes the role education plays as a cornerstone of democracy, dissent is arguably at the heart of not just educational politics, but the political economic field in which education at all levels, and in formal and informal settings, unfolds today.
Strongly resonant with the histories of Chicago, this year’s annual meeting is interested in proliferating attention to the multiple and variegated sites through which pedagogies of dissent emerge and operate. What can be asked and studied, said and taught, and by whom and how? And how are the responses to such questions embedded in long lived and ongoing contestations over the purposes and shapes of education?