Colloquium Series


FALL 2017

William Ayers
DEMAND the IMPOSSIBLE! A Light in Dark Times

Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago
November 17, 2017

Curtis Acosta
Victory in Arizona: Defending the Rights and Education of Chicanx/Latinx Youth in the Era of Trump

Independent Scholar - Activist
October 20, 2017



Bonny Norton
Identity, investment, and language learning across global sites: Implications for language planning in the USA

University of British Columbia
July 10, 2017

 SPRING 2017

Carlos Wahnon Veiga
The Cape Verdean Educational System & Challenges and Opportunities of Migration

Cape Verdean Ambassador to the U.S.
April 7, 2017

Joel Spring

2016-2017 Republican and Democratic Education Agendas: Free Markets (Trump) vs. Human Capital (Democrats)

Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
March 31, 2017

Mark Warren

Transforming Public Education: Community Organizing and a New Educational Justice Movement

UMass - Boston
March 3, 2017



 FALL 2016

Angolan writer Ondjacki
Educational System in Angola

UMass Dartmouth
November 2016


Fernando Naiditch
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Montclair State University
November 29, 2016


James Jupp
Beyond Statesian Multicultural Foundations on Race: Toward Cosmopolitan and Decolonizing Curriculum in Transnational Contexts

Georgia Southern University
November 14, 2016

 SPRING 2016

Khalil Saucier
Necessary Black: Cape Verdean Culture and Identity Issues

Rhode Island College
March 31, 2016


Leigh Patel
Decolonizing Educational Research

Boston University
March 29, 2016

FALL 2015

Donaldo Macedo
The Hegemony of English Language.

UMass Boston 

Lilia Bartolomé
Ideological Clarity as a Condition for Humane Pedagogy

UMass Boston
November 13, 2015

Vajra Watson
The Pedagogy of Our Lives: Teaching Tools for Social Resistance within and beyond the Walls of Schools

University of California-Davis
November 14, 2015


Henry Giroux
Youth in Authoritarian Times: Challenging Neoliberalism's Politics of Disposability

McMaster University
April 24, 2015


Gloria Ladson-Billings
Hip Hop/Hip Hope. The (R)evolution of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

University of Wisconsin-Madison
April 10, 2015 

Thomas Popkewitz
The Impracticality of Practical Research: OECD’S Pisa and Teacher Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison
April 9, 2015 

Alphonso Lingis
Passion & Educational Leadership

 FALL 2014

Bernadette Baker
Braining the Mind or ‘Purely Spiritual Causation’? A Historico-Philosophical Analysis of Child Mind as a Scientific Object in the Trans-Atlantic North.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
November 10, 2014

Pauline Lipman
Austerity Politics, Coercive Neoliberal Urbanism, and the Challenge of Counter-Hegemonic Education Movements

University of Illinois at Chicago

Wayne Au
The Racist Impulse of Corporate Education Reform: Neoliberal Multiculturalism and the Privatization of Public Schools

University of Washington-Bothell


Lilia Bartolomé
Critical Language Policy: Implications for Educator Preparation and Action

UMass Boston
June 12, 2014


Susan Searls Giroux
On the Role of Intellectuals in the Post-Civil Rights University: Some DuBoisian Reflections

Henry Giroux
Where is the Outrage? Defending Higher Education in the Age of Casino Capitalism

Colloquium Series
UMass Dartmouth
April 24, 2014

Richard Quantz
Rethinking Education Reform: Ritual and Nonrationality in Schooling

Colloquium Series
UMass Dartmouth
April 25, 2014

FALL 2013

Stanley Aronowitz
Education in a Jobless Economy

Colloquium Series
UMass Dartmouth
October 4, 2013

Lois Weiner
Understanding the Global Assault on Teaching and the Role of Teachers' Unions in Saving Public Education

Colloquium Series
UMass Dartmouth
October 18, 2013

Angela Valenzuela
Research, Advocacy, and Community in Public Policy Struggles in Education

Angela Valenzuela Article

Colloquium Series
UMass Dartmouth
November 22, 2013


Antonia Darder
Critical Transformative Leadership for Community Engagement and Empowerment

Colloquium Series
UMass Dartmouth
April 12, 2013

Vanessa Andreotti
Questions of Representation, Inequality, Relevance and Solidarity in Curriculum Theorizing

Colloquium Series
UMass Dartmouth
May 10, 2013

Fall 2012

Deborah Meier
Critical Transformative Leadership and Policy

Graduate Students Conference
UMass Dartmouth
November 16, 2012

Kenneth Saltman
Critical Transformative Leadership and Policy

Graduate Students Conference
UMass Dartmouth
November 17, 2012

Noam Chomsky
Special Lecture: On The State, Democracy, and Public Education

Colloquium Series Seminar
UMass Dartmouth
December 4, 2012

Spring 2012

Kenneth Zeichner
Two Visions of Teaching and Teacher Education for the Twenty-first Century

Colloquium II, educational leadership and policy studies EdD and PhD program
UMass Dartmouth
May 1, 2012

Kenneth Saltman
The Failure of Corporate School Reform: Towards a New Common School Movement

Colloquium Series Seminar
UMass Dartmouth
May 21, 2012

Fall 2011

Victor Borges
Understanding and Interrupting the Think Tanks.  Towards a Transformative Leadership in Africa.

Colloquium Series Seminar
UMass Dartmouth
October 4, 2011

Gary Anderson
Turn Around Leaders: Towards Authentic School Reform

Colloquium I, educational leadership and policy studies EdD and PhD program
UMass Dartmouth
October 14, 2011

David Hursh
Explaining Obama: The Continuation of Free Market Policies in Education and the Economy  

Colloquium Series Seminar
UMass Dartmouth
November 14, 2011