The Ethics of Pedagogy During Crisis: A Teach-in Series 

Part Three: Dismantling the Carceral Classroom

The Culture and Crisis Collective invites educators and students to attend the roundtable & discussion “Dismantling the Carceral Classroom” on March 15th, 2021, the third installment of a virtual teach-in series on the Ethics of Pedagogy During Crisis. Invited speakers Dr. Sarah Brouillette and Dr. Franny Nudelman will reflect on the work of dismantling the carceral classroom and disrupting power structures inherent in teacher-student teaching dynamics. The sudden pivot to online learning in 2020 inspired the collective’s critical attention to the physical spaces in which we teach. This teach-in will question the extent to which the university functions as a site of discipline and punishment, drawing connections between the ivory tower and inheritances from what Michel Foucault termed the carceral culture. Further, this event offers a chance for teachers and students to collectively consider what kind of classrooms and learning spaces we hope to return to in a post-pandemic world.


Dr. Sarah Brouillette 


Sarah Brouillette is a Professor in the Department of English at Carleton University. She writes about how contemporary cultures of reading and writing are shaped by economic realities.

Dr. Franny Nudelman


Franny Nudelman is a Professor in the Department of English and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture at Carleton University. Her teaching and research focus on militarism, war resistance, and documentary expression in a US context and she is the author most recently of Fighting Sleep: The War for the Mind and the US Military.

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Dismantling the Carceral Classroom
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