The Ballad of the Lone Medievalist

FORTHCOMING Spring 2018

Are you a Lone Medievalist? Working medievalists are often the only scholar of the Middle Ages in a department, a university, or a hundred-mile radius. While working to build a body of focused scholarly work, the lone medievalist is expected to be a generalist in the classroom and a contributing member of a campus community[…]

Ways of Being

FORTHCOMING Summer 2018

Email me when the book is released! Ways of Being is a book, a deck of cards, and an open-access website that aims to provide a guide for artists and arts educators to: (1) understand the social lives of artworks, using systems thinking and life-cycle analysis; (2) assess the social conditions in which artworks and[…]

The Pedagogics of Liberation: A Latin American Philosophy of Education

FORTHCOMING Winter 2018

Enrique Dussel is considered one of the founding philosophers of liberation in the Latin American tradition, an influential arm of what is now called decoloniality. While he is astoundingly prolific, relatively few of his works can be found in English translation—and none of these focus specifically on education. Founding members of the Latin American Philosophy[…]

Manifesto for a Post-Critical Pedagogy

Published: 01/11/2018

Read an Excerpt from Manifesto for a Post-Critical Pedagogy Here! The belief in the transformative potential of education has long underpinned critical educational theory. But its concerns have also been largely political and economic, using education as the means to achieve a better – or ideal – future state: of equality and social justice. Our[…]

The Pedagogics of Unlearning

Published: 05/23/2016

Read a sample chapter, “Unlearning: A Duologue,” by L.O. Aranye Fradenburg and Eileen A. Joy HERE. What does it mean to unlearn? Once we have learned something, is it ever possible to unlearn that something? If something is said to have been unlearned, does that mean that it is simply forgotten or does some residual[…]

Pedagogies of Disaster

Published: 10/07/2013

We live in an era where the university system is undergoing great changes owing to developments in financing policies and research priorities, as well as changes in the society in which this system is embedded. This change toward a more market-oriented university, which also has immediate effects in academic peripheries such as the Balkans, the[…]

Staying Alive

Published: 10/21/2013

Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts fiercely defends the liberal arts in and from an age of neoliberal capital and techno-corporatization run amok, arguing that the public university’s purpose is not vocational training, but rather the cultivation of what Fradenburg calls “artfulness,” including the art of making knowledge. In addition to sustained[…]