The Graduate Student Association of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico is hosting a lecture by Dr. Cheryl E. Matias on Tuesday April 9 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the University of New Mexico, Student Union Building, Ballroom A.
Dr. Matias is currently an assistant professor in Urban Teacher Education at the University of Colorado, Denver. Her talk, “Why Do You Make Me Hate Myself? Love, Abuse, and Whiteness in Urban Teacher Education,” will explore a number of important themes and questions relevant to both our teacher education programs and k-12 classrooms. Dr. Matias’ talk will consider questions like, in recommitting ourselves to socially just education, how does a critical understanding of whiteness, love, and abuse help us achieve a more racially just educational system? Dr. Matias will explore how teacher education, although meritorious, can be problematic in the cultivation of racially proud urban students of color. She discusses the vital aspects of race and emotionality that are central to how she educates prospective urban teachers. She is an emerging scholar whose work is in the area of critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, womanism, emotional pedagogy, and mother scholarship.
It looks like it will be a great lecture and discussion for our local education community. I’m especially looking forward to it in light of our recent theme of teaching about race here on the blog.
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I hope to see you there!