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MCLA Professor Lisa Arrastia to Present “Oral History Remix: Disrupting Notions of Difference” on March 10

NORTH ADAMS, MASS.—MCLA Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Lisa Arrastia will present “Oral History Remix: Disrupting Notions of Difference” at 6 p.m. on March 10, via zoom, as part of The Mind’s Eye Spring 2022 Works in Progress Lecture Series.


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This is the third iteration of The Mind’s Eye’s Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium series, in which MCLA faculty members share their current research or creative projects and benefit from questions and discussion. During her talk, Dr. Arrastia and attendants will try to bring into being “diverse, untidy social dreams” by listening to students engage a new genre of public art, one of duration, one with the intent of disorienting our notions of difference through a love pedagogy, a pedagogy of aesthetic love.


About Dr. Lisa Arrastia  

Lisa is a school leader, teacher, and school founder in NYC, Chicago, and California, who studies pedagogies of culture, racial capitalism, masculinity, social class, place, and dystopias in education. She is co-editor of Starting Up (Teachers College Press) and author of “Love Pedagogy: Teaching to Disrupt” (The Crisis of Connection, NYU Press).


About The Mind’s Eye 

First founded in 1977 as print publication featuring MCLA faculty’s research and creative projects, The Mind’s Eye has now pivoted to multimodal research and praxis initiative anchored in interdisciplinary academic programming in and beyond the Berkshires. Continuing a tradition of showcasing faculty excellence and expertise, the new direction of The Mind’s Eye includes innovative forums for exhibiting faculty research, such as Works-In-Progress Colloquia and Faculty Book Writing & Publishing Panel Discussion. An incubator for collaborative interdisciplinary projects, like CARE SYLLABUS, The Mind’s Eye is a platform for dynamic partnerships with neighboring institutions such as MASS MoCA. As a research and praxis initiative, The Mind’s Eye aims to expand professional development opportunities and emphasize lifelong learning for faculty and staff.


About MCLA:
At MCLA, we’re here for all — and focused on each — of our students. Classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate our students as individuals, as leaders, communicators, fully empowered to make their impressions on the world. In addition to our 127-year commitment to public education, we have fortified our commitment to equitable academic excellence. For nine of the last 11 years, MCLA has been named a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA also appears on the organization’s list of top National Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Since the list was created, MCLA has risen to #21 as a Top Performer on Social Mobility and ranks first among all Massachusetts schools, which measures how well schools graduate students who receive Federal Pell Grants.

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