RF 2011 Featured Speakers

Peter McLaren


Dr. Peter L. McLaren will give the inaugural Adam Renner Education for Social Justice Lecture.

Peter McLaren is a Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author, coauthor, editor, and coeditor of approximately 40 books and monographs.  Professor McLaren’s writings have been translated into twenty languages. La Fundación McLaren de Pedagogía Crítica and Instituto Peter McLaren have been established by scholars and activists in Mexico, and La Catedra McLaren was created at the Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela. Professor McLaren lectures internationally.

Dennis Carlson

Dennis Carlson is a Professor of Curriculum, Cultural Studies, and Social Foundations of Education in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.  He, along with Peter McLaren, is a past director of the Center for Education and Cultural Studies at Miami University. He is the author of Teachers and Crisis: Urban School Reform and Teachers’ Work Culture, Making Progress: Education and Culture in New Times (1992), Making Progress: Education and Culture in New Times (1997), and Leaving Safe Harbors: Toward a New Progressivism in American Education and Public Life (2003). He also is co-editor with Michael Apple of Power/Knowledge/Pedagogy: The Meaning of Democratic Education in Unsettling Times (1998), with Thomas Oldenski of Educational Yearning: The Journey of the Spirit and Democratic Education (2002), with Greg Dimitriadis of Promises to Keep: Cultural Studies, Democratic Education, and Public Life (2003), with C. P. Gause of Keeping the Promise: Essays on Leadership, Democracy, and Education (2007), and with Donyell Roseboro of The Sexuality Curriculum and Youth Culture (2011). He has just completed a history of the sexual politics of adolescent sexuality education, 1950-2000, supported through a Ford Foundation grant and is beginning a study of rock culture and the cultural politics of white working class youth.  His work has been published in major educational journals and in many edited volumes over three decades.