Leslie Roman to Lecture on Discourses of Disability and Social Justice in and Around Education
Leslie Roman, associate professor in the department of educational studies at the University of British Columbia, will give a lecture, Now You See 'Us'; Now You Don't: Discourses of Disability and Social Justice in and Around Education," on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn, an accessible space. ASL interpreter provided. Free and open to the public.
Professor Roman's work in education focuses on the inter-relations among various anti-oppression pedagogies, particularly antiracism, feminist materialism, and critiques of new-colonialism. Most recently, informed by personal experience, she turns her critical attention to neo-eugenics thinking and practices that serve to segregate, ghettoize and stigmatize people with disabilities in ways that formed the basis for hauntingly similar practices of neo-colonial, racial, and ethnic segregation. Her books include Becoming Feminine: The Politics of Popular Culture (co-edited with Linda Christian-Smith, 1988) and Dangerous Territories: Struggles for Difference and Equality in Education (co-edited with Linda Eyre, 1997). She is currently working on a book tentatively titled Transgressive Knowledge: Relational Studies in Feminist Theory, Politics, and Pedagogies.
This lecture is sponsored by the following departments, offices, and organizations at Hamilton: Africana Studies, Education Studies, Government, Spanish, Women's Studies, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students, Disability Action Group, Faculty for Women's Concerns, HAVOC, Hewlett Pluralism and Unity Grant, Kirkland Endowment, and the Womyn's Center. For more information, please contact the Kirkland Project at x4288.