"Responsive Pedagogy in the Expressive Arts"
Associate Professor of Theater and Gender & Sexuality Studies, Princeton University
Bio: Brian Eugenio Herrera is, by turns, a writer, teacher and scholar - presently based in New Jersey, but forever rooted in New Mexico. Brian's work, whether academic or artistic, examines the history of gender, sexuality and race within and through U.S. popular performance.An award-winning performance historian, Brian Herrera also serves as the Liaison for Strategic Initiatives for Access and Inclusion in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, where he is Associate Professor of Theater and Gender & Sexuality Studies.
Abstract: At a moment when terms like “equity” and “diversity” and “inclusion” are buzzing in both the academy and the arts professions, how might (or must) established modes, traditions and practices of arts pedagogy in higher education change? Should experienced teachers of the expressive arts be expected to adapt their pedagogy in response to ever-evolving student expectations around communication, engagement and identity? In fields where emerging artists necessarily have their bodies, voices, abilities, visions and talents rigorously and routinely assessed, what does truly inclusive pedagogy look like? In this lecture-performance, performance historian Brian Herrera will invite questions from those assembled to guide a lively and interactive presentation around the constellation of opportunities, obstacles and obligations confronting arts educators working to integrate anti-racist, consent-based principles into their practice and pedagogy.
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This lecture is part of a series of public lectures from the Center for Engaged Pedagogy titled, Beyond Content: Restructuring Core Courses for Inclusion. The CEP has invited scholars in each of the divisions to share their inclusive published approaches to teaching in four different fields: the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM.