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The New American University

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What does it mean to work, study, and belong in a new American university? In this episode, we discuss pressing topics in higher education from politically motivated mischaracterizations of Critical Race Theory to conceptually redefining what it looks and feels like to belong at public universities. We invited scholars to help us unpack exactly who is creating and who belongs in the conceptual spaces being crafted by schools around the country.

We’re joined by Dr. Adrienne Dixson, a professor of Educational Leadership Studies and Executive Director of the Education and Civil Rights Initiative at the University of Kentucky, and Dr. Joyce McCall, an assistant professor of music learning and teaching in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at ASU. Kyle McKinney provides the episode’s “Learning Moment” to reflect on the ideas presented in the episode.

Join us as we navigate these compelling subjects and dive into a world of insightful discussion.

Further learning

Dr. McCall references the book by Jarvis R. Givens, “Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching.”

Both University of Arizona’s Racial Justice Studio and Arizona State University’s Studio for Creativity, Place and Equitable Communities give students the opportunity to take risks and try new things, inspiring the next generation of innovators.

Also, learn more by watching Dr. Dixson’s discussion on creating racially just schools.

Dr. Adrienne Dixson
Dr. Joyce McCall

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