Northwestern University

Tue 12:00 PM

Graduate Workshop: Diversity and Power in the Classroom

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Rd, Grad Student Commons, room 250, 2122 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Student

Contact: Tom Popelka   1.847.491.3106

Group: Searle Graduate Events

Category: Academic

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Diversity and Power in the Classroom
When: Tues 4/30, 12:00-2:00 PM
Location: Grad Student Commons

This workshop will explore issues of diversity and power in the classroom. We will examine some of the key literature on the issues of student/teacher inequality as well as diversity and inequalities among students. The workshop will provide practical strategies for creating an inclusive, non-threatening classroom environment.

Please note this workshop will take place at the Graduate Student Commons, located at 2122 Sheridan Road. From the The Graduate School website: "Enter through the door marked "2122 Sheridan" on the south side of the building (Garrett driveway-facing). Follow building signs to "2nd floor classrooms." Enter through the door that leads to Registrar classrooms on 2nd floor. Please do not enter building from Sheridan Road or through the door with the "600 Haven Street" address."

Workshop Facilitators:

Lisa Kelly is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama program.  Her dissertation focuses on the social and political work of British actresses in the 19th century.  She is a graduate assistant at the Searle Center.  At Northwestern she has taught a freshman seminar and an upper level seminar for the theatre department and worked as a teaching assistant for the English department.  She has also taught a variety of theatre and public speaking courses at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Tyler Zimmer is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Philosophy. He has won teaching awards and has completed Graduate Teaching Certificate Program. He is presently a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Searle Center for the 2012-2013 school year. His dissertation research focuses on social inequality and deliberative democracy.

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