Teaching in Polarized Times
Our country and world seem increasingly divided, no more so than with a hotly contested election approaching. How do the divisions present around various political and social issues manifest in the classroom, and what can instructors do to defuse those tensions or productively use them to generate meaningful educational experiences? Professor Roxanne Euben’s work spans Muslim political thought, gender, digital time, and travel and translation, among other topics. She has pioneered the development of “comparative political theory,” an approach that envisions political thought not as limited to that of the Western canon, but as inclusive of intellectual traditions from the global South and from indigenous peoples in, but not of, the “West.” She will draw on her longstanding research and teaching experience to discuss polarization and conflict in the classroom.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.