Between Self and Other: Relationality in Solidarity and Cosmopolitanism:
Dr. Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández’s research and scholarship areconcerned with questions of symbolic boundaries and the dynamicsof cultural production and processes of identification in educationalcontexts. He draws on cultural studies, decolonial/postcolonial andfeminist theory, and critical sociology to inform his understanding ofcurriculum and pedagogy as encounters with difference. He is thePrincipal Investigator of the Urban Arts High Schools Project, a study of specialized artsprograms in public schools across the United States and Canada, and the author of The Best ofthe Best: Becoming Elite at an American Boarding School, an ethnographic study of processes ofelite identification and the production of privilege. Currently, he is the Director of the YouthResearch Lab at the Centre for Urban Schooling of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,where he is Principal Investigator of the Youth Solidarities Across Boundaries Project, aparticipatory action research project with Latinx and Indigenous youth in the city of Toronto. Atthe YRL, he also oversees and supports several youth participatory action research projects,including the editorial board of in:cite, a youth-run online research journal, as well as a study ofthe practices of participatory facilitators. His theoretical work focuses on the relationshipbetween creativity, decolonization, and solidarity.
Hosted by: Curriculum Theory Graduate Collaborative
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Saturday, March 7 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
LSU Bookstore Event Room