Faculty Interest Groups
Social Justice Pedagogies
I want to suggest to you that personal success devoid of meaningfulness, free of a steady commitment to social justice, that’s more than a barren life, it is a trivial one.
- Toni Morrison, Commencement Address, Rutgers, 2011
In this FIG, facilitated by Maureen Fadem (English), we will be thinking about social justice in/and pedagogy, broadly conceived, from three areas of inquiry: teaching social justice as praxis (developing leaders and a civic/state engagement ethic); teaching social justice content (histories and structures of injustice and the struggles to challenge and repair them); and the role of the university in the world and in the lives of students.