Pedagogies for Peace Podcast
Pedagogies for Peace: Intersectional and Decolonial Teaching is a limited series podcast that ran for two seasons, from 2020-2021. While we won't be adding new episodes, you can still listen to seasons 1 and 2 below, or wherever you get your podcasts.
So many people never see themselves represented within the classroom, and Ph.D. programs offer little (if any) pedagogy training, let alone having to do with intersectionality and decoloniality. We live in a time where old classroom conversations and ways of thought are proving to be insufficient. New approaches are needed.
Join hosts Ashley Bohrer, assistant professor of gender and peace studies, and Justin de Leon, senior advisor with the Mediation Program and former visiting assistant professor, for Pedagogies for Peace: Intersectional and Decolonial Teaching, an audio series that foregrounds critical pedagogies with a focus on intersectionality and decoloniality. Each week, Ashley and Justin are joined by professors and teachers for wide-ranging conversations about new ways of teaching peace.
Episode 1: A Conversation with Matthew Wildcat
In the first episode of the second season, Ashley and Justin sit down with Matthew Wildcat, a faculty member within the Department of Political Science and faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
Episode 2: A Conversation with Regina Shands Stoltzfus
Ashley and Justin sit down to talk with Regina Shands Stoltzfus, professor of peace, justice, and conflict studies at Goshen (Indiana) College about building resilience when teaching intense topics, community care in the classroom, and more. Regina is co-author, with Tobin Miller Shearer, of the new book, "Been in the Struggle: Pursuing an Antiracist Spirituality" (Herald Press).
Episode 3: A Conversation with Zachary Casey
Ashley and Justin sit down with Zachary Casey, Associate Professor and Chair of Educational Studies at Rhodes College, to discuss radical pedagogy strategies, paradise-building in the classroom, and more.
Episode 4: A Conversation with Yasser Payne
Ashley and Justin talk with Yasser Payne, Associate Professor of Sociology & Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. They talk about Dr. Payne's ethnographic research program which is centered on exploring resilience on the streets of Black and Brown America using the Street Participatory Action Research (Street PAR) methodology—the process of involving street-identified persons or members of this population in the process of activist-based research.
Episode 1: A Conversation with William Paris
Ashley and Justin talk with William Paris, the Frank B. Weeks Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Episode 2: A Conversation with Kelsey Wrightson
Ashley and Justin talk with Kelsey Wrightson, Executive Director of Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning. They discuss the unique educational approach of Dechinta, which centers Indigenous knowledge and voices in its educational efforts.
Episode 3: A Conversation with Miguel Gualdron Ramirez
Ashley and Justin talk with Miguel Guladron Ramirez, who will begin in 2021 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas. They discuss strategies for building more just syllabi, responsive teaching techniques, and developing "epistemologies of resistance."
Episode 4: A Conversation with Tiffany Lethabo King
Ashley and Justin sit down for a conversation with Dr. Tiffany Lethabo King, Associate Professor of African-American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University. They discuss how COVID and a move to remote teaching has necessitated a change in pedagogy, the changing needs of students in higher education spaces, and more.
Episode 5: A Conversation with Sheryl Lightfoot
Ashley and Justin talk with Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs; Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics; and Associate Professor, First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Political Science at the University of British Colombia. She is Anishinaabe, a citizen of the Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe, enrolled at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Baraga, Michigan.
Episode 6: Justin Interviews Ashley
Our co-hosts turn the mics back to each other. In this episode, co-host Justin de Leon interviews Ashley Bohrer, who, in addition to hosting this podcast, serves as assistant professor of gender and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. They discuss Ashley's road to academia, how activism and other experiences inform her teaching, and being real and emotional intelligence in the classroom.
Episode 7: Ashley Interviews Justin
In the second part of our co-host interviews, co-host Ashley Bohrer interviews Justin de Leon, who, in addition to hosting this podcast, serves as a visiting faculty member at the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. They discuss the influences that have shaped Justin's teaching, creative represencing, and positionality in the classroom.