Cultural Studies Matters: A Conference on Cultural Studies and Education

From: David Shaenfield (
Date: Tue Feb 01 2005 - 13:07:06 PST

Cultural Studies Matters: A Conference on Cultural Studies and
Teachers College, Columbia University
Friday & Saturday, April 22nd and 23rd, 2005
As part of an enduring effort to create and promote a cultural studies
program in the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College,
Columbia University, TC Students for a Cultural Studies Initiative
(TCSCSI) is sponsoring a Graduate Student Conference. We contend that
cultural studies is not just an important intellectual endeavor, but is
a field that has also had a significant impact on the practice of
education, and therefore ought to be supported in institutions, like
TC, that focus on the preparation of educational practitioners and
researchers alike. It is our aim to:

demonstrate the origins of cultural studies in education
explore the range of creative contributions that cultural studies is
making in education
clarify the status of cultural studies in education as a coherent and
cogent multi-disciplinary endeavor with its own forms of inquiry
characterize recent changes in its focus and direction
establish its relation to the arts and humanities

Graduate students working on masters or doctoral studies or
collaborating with advisors or mentors on research projects,
postdoctoral fellows, recent graduates, professionals, and educators
are all encouraged to submit proposals. Topics and areas within
education broadly conceived include: visual culture, popular culture,
new media, media pedagogy, race and gender studies, branding, youth
cultures, technoculture, film & television, psychoanalytic pedagogy,
critical pedagogy, literary theory, youth & violence, urban studies,
and disabilities studies. In addition, Teachers College is offering a
one credit companion course to the conference open to graduate students
and teaching professionals.

Keynote speakers:

Stanley Aronowitz (Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Co-Director
of the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work at the
CUNY Graduate Center)

Donna Gaines (author of Teenage Wasteland)

Douglas Kellner (George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair,
Graduate School of Education, UCLA)

Cameron McCarthy (Research Professor of Communications and Professor of
Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana -

Alissa Quart (author of Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers).

Workshop to be conducted by: Rhonda Hammer (Lecturer, UCLA Graduate
School of Education & Information Studies). Other workshops to be

Individuals interested in participating in the conference can apply by
submitting the following: name, mailing address, e-mail address,
institutional and departmental affiliation, title of paper or project,
and an abstract that is not to exceed 500 words. This information
should be sent to the address below no later than the 1st of March

Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication
in Subject Matters, A Journal of Cultural Studies, Education, and
Subjectivity and a special issue of InterActions: UCLA Journal of
Education and Information Studies

For further information and to apply, please contact:
Cultural Studies & Education who-is-at TC
Conference Submissions
c/o Audra DiPadova
509 West 121st street #105
New York, New York 10027

To register and for additional information, please visit our website:

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