Summer 2018 UNXD 030-130: CBL - Intersections of Social Justice
Reflection Arc: June 4 - July 27
with Kyra Hanlon
A: June 11 - June 24
A1: Conflict Analysis and Mapping with Dr. Michael Loadenthal
A2: Rhetoric of Social Profest and Social Justice with Dr. Jennifer Grubbs
B: June 25 - July 8
B1: Peace Education with Professor Sara Williams
B2: Research Methods for Social Justice with Dr. Michael Loadenthal
C: July 9 - July 22
C1: Cultural Humility in Social Justice with Professor Amanda Munroes
C2: Culturally Responsive Evaluation with Dr. Jennifer Rosales
Dr. Jennifer Grubbs (A2: Rhetoric of Social Protest and Social Justice) is an Associate Instructor at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Communication. She is an affiliate instructor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). Dr. Grubbs holds a MA in Communication, an MA in WGSS, and a Ph.d. Anthropology, specializing in Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Her courses focus on the ways in which language, shaped by ideology, is used to negotiate, transmit, and disrupt power. The areas of interest include gender and communication, gender and popular culture, rhetoric of protest and reform, and intersectionality. Specifically, her research looks at the rhetoric of social protest in the environmental movement throughout North America, with a unique focus on issues of identity. Her published work has examined the intersections of identity politics and the public sphere, the rhetorical dimensions of social protest, and the efficacy of direct action. Dr. Grubbs has taught at various universities, including American University, George Mason University, as well as Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati.
Kyra Hanlon (Reflection Arc) serves as Impact America’s Tennessee State Co-Director, where she supervises a team of AmeriCorps members implementing initiatives related to vision care, free tax preparation, and documentary filmmaking. She is a Georgetown University alum (SFS ‘16, Culture & Politics major) who participated in the 2015 Intersections pilot program while teaching English in Romania. She is thrilled to join the Intersections team again as a teaching assistant and facilitator of the Reflection Arc. Kyra is happy to answer course content questions as well as chat about your internship, time and stress management, life after graduation, or anything else on your mind as you navigate this summer.
Dr. Michael Loadenthal (A1: Conflict Analysis and Mapping; B2: Research Methods and Social Justice) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Justice at Miami University in Oxford, OH as well as the Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and an anti-poverty Research Fellow at Hebrew Union College's Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. His research focuses on political violence, terrorism and social movements through the lens of discourse, rhetoric, and (anti-)securitization. Dr. Loadenthal has taught a variety of courses at Georgetown University, George Mason University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Malta, and Jessup Correctional Institution and has served as the Dean's Fellow at Mason's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a Practitioner-In-Practice for Georgetown's Center for Social Justice. Hs work has appeared in Critical Studies on Terrorism, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Perspectives on Terrorism, Journal of Applied Security Research, Journal of Feminist Scholarship, as well as other social movement and political theory journals and books. Dr. Loadenthal posts all of his published work at gmu.academia.edu/MichaelLoadenthal.
Amanda Munroe (C1: Cultural Humility in Social Justice) serves as Assistant Director for Social Justice Curriculum and Pedagogy at Georgetown University's Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service. Amanda guides experiential learning initiatives for social justice by managing Georgetown’s community-based learning program, teaching courses in cultural humility and social action, supporting faculty on social justice curriculum design and by training student leaders on ethics for community engagement. She also develops global research and immersion programs with campus and community partners. Prior to Georgetown, Amanda worked in online learning in at the United States Institute of Peace and in youth mentorship organizations in Washington, DC, Stuttgart, Germany, and Chicago, Illinois. In 2012, Amanda completed an M.A. in Conflict Resolution, also from Georgetown University, where her research focused on peace education and countering violent extremism through sport. Amanda holds a B.A. in Global Studies and French from North Park University, speaks French and German, and is certified to teach yoga in outreach settings with trauma-affected communities.
Dr. Jennifer Rosales (C2: Culturally Responsive Evaluation) is the Director of Research and Evaluation at Georgetown University's Center for Social Justice. She spent the last two years leading the creation and implementation of a multidisciplinary, system-wide education evaluation plan for the California Institute of the Arts Community Arts Partnership (CalArts CAP), as the Director of Research and Assessment. Jennifer has taught arts-based research and social science methodologies at CalArts. In addition, she has conducted mixed methods research studies on various arts programs (media, music, visual arts, and dance) and led arts integration programs for youth in Los Angeles and India. At the University of Southern California, she received her Ph.D. and MA in Critical Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts and her BA in History. Her interests include media and arts education, youth agency, evaluation and research methodologies, and social change in local and global communities.
Sara Williams (B1: Peace Education) is Associate Director of Community-Engaged Learning at Miami University in Oxford, OH as well as a Ph.D. Candidate in Religion at Emory University, concentrating in Social Ethics, Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding, and Religious Practices. Her research and teaching interests lie in community-engaged and embodied pedagogies, moral formation, lived religion, and religious peacebuilding. Sara’s research ethnographically explores processes of ethical self-making among middle class Americans engaging marginalized places and persons through organized group travel, contextualizing these travel experiences in the structures of power and privilege that shape them. Sara has taught a variety of courses in religious studies, Christian ethics, and social justice. Prior to her doctoral work, Sara earned an MA in Religion from Yale University and an MSW from the University of Georgia. She has held a variety of positions in social work and nonprofit management both domestically and internationally.
Dr. Andria Wisler (Intersections Director) serves as Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice and is an Associate Teaching Professor in Justice and Peace Studies at Georgetown University. Andria received her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education and Philosophy from Columbia University and master's in International Educational Development and Peace Education from Teachers College. Her research and teaching are in the fields of peace education, conflict studies, and international educational development, and her principal interest lies in the transformative potential of educational initiatives in post/conflict societies and for girls living in urban poverty. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Andria began her vocation within education as a school teacher at an independent school, the Cornelia Connelly Center (CCC), which serves low-income girls of the Lower East Side, New York City. Andria co-edited (with Celina Del Felice and Aaron Karako) Peace Education Evaluation (Information Age, 2015), a first of its kind resource of 20 chapters that reviews the trends and challenges in evaluation of peace education, presents case studies of programs around world, and offers ideas for methodological innovations.