CPP Salon with Cameron McCarthy

Join us this week for our inaugural salon with Cameron McCarthy, Professor of Global Studies at the University of Illinois. (see bio below)

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 (reception to follow)
Location: 104B Russell, Teachers College

CPP Salons are opportunities for us to invite interesting speakers to share their thoughts and ongoing inquiries with us in a relatively informal format that is designed to catalyze engagement among all participants. We are thrilled to have Prof. McCarthy as our inaugural Salon speaker whose work speaks to several contours of CPP’s ongoing areas of interest, including inquiry into the intersections of race, culture, and representation.

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Cameron McCarthy is Communication Scholar and University Scholar in the Department of Educational Policy, Leadership and Organization (EPOL) and in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was up until last year Divisional Coordinator of the U of I’s Global Studies in Education Program. Professor McCarthy teaches courses in globalization studies, postcolonialism, mass communications theory and cultural studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published widely on topics related to globalization, canon formation, race and the class conquest of the city, postcolonialism, problems with neoMarxist writings on race and education, institutional support for teaching, and school ritual and adolescent identities in journals such as Harvard Educational Review, Oxford Review of Education, Studies in Linguistic Sciences, The British Journal of the Sociology of Education, The European Journal of Cultural Studies and Education, Contemporary Sociology, Communications Inquiry, Cultural Studies, Discourse among many others. He is the author or co-author of several books including: Reading and Teaching the Postcolonial: From Baldwin to Basquiat and Beyond (Columbia University, TC Press, 2001), Foucault, Cultural Studies and Governmentality (SUNY Press, 2003) The Uses of Culture: Education and the Limits of Ethnic Affiliation (Routledge, 1998), Globalizing Cultural Studies: Ethnographic Interventions in Theory, Method and Policy (Peter Lang, 2007), and Transnational Perspectives on Culture, Policy, and Education: Redirecting Cultural Studies in Neoliberal Times (Peter Lang, 2008) and New Times: Making Sense of Critical/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age (Peter Lang, 2011), Mobile Identities, Mobile Subjects: Knowledge and Cultural Transformation in the Global Age (Common Ground, 2014), Class Choreographies, Elite Schools and Globalization (Palgrave, 2015), and Elite Schools in Globalizing Circumstances (Routledge. 2015). Professor McCarthy is currently one of the lead-investigators of the “Elite Schools in Globalizing Circumstances” global ethnography study of youth and education in nine countries and across 5 continents: Australia, Africa, India, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Additional texts by Prof. McCarthy

Watch Prof. McCarthy discuss global studies in education:


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