Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 20th for a book talk with Elizabeth Bishop, co-author of the newly published book Embodying theory : epistemology, aesthetics, and resistance (Peter Lang, 2018
Embodying Theory offers a series of writings and images to make theory walk, recasting major post-structural and deconstructive thought in order to explore spheres of action in the educational, the sociopolitical, the ethical, the aesthetic and the academic. This is an explicitly politicized approach to text creation, understood as both building theory and practice, to collaboratively design a textual experiment. This book reconceptualizes the text as an anti-moralistic response, as a non-violent battleground visually and textually. Embodying Theory uses the form of the book to demonstrate the always possible, to break open words and images. Through an interplay of light and language, the text foregrounds an affirmative stance against the nihilistic and the cynical. Embodying Theory interacts with core notions of “becoming” as key to understanding processes of subjects constructing their present and future.”
— Publisher’s Description
Elizabeth Bishop is a researcher, educator and youth advocate. She is Director of Curriculum and Outcomes Evaluation at Global Kids, and Faculty of Youth Studies at the City University of New York School of Professional Studies. Bishop also directs the Drop Knowledge Project, where she conducts ongoing research exploring the intersections of literacy, civic engagement, global education, cultural studies and youth organizing. Elizabeth formerly served as the Assistant Director of the Teachers College Peace Corps Fellows Program. She has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, MS from Pace University, an MA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BS from Ithaca College.