At the kickoff event of the 2016-2017 series, panelists will discuss their different approaches to the challenge of teaching Detroit: how they bring Detroit into their classrooms, how Detroit shapes their pedagogy, and how they introduce and contextualize Detroit as a case in relation to other urban spaces and train young minds to grapple with Detroit. The event will be moderated by Angela Dillard Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Earl Lewis Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and in the Residential College at the University of Michigan. Panelists will include Stephen Ward, Faculty Director of the Semester in Detroit program and Associate Professor in the Residential College and the department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Ren Farley, Dudley Duncan Professor Emeritus of Sociology and a research scientist at the Population Studies Center, and Carolyn Loh, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University.
For more information about the Detroit School Series and audio/video of past events, please see http://www.umich.edu/~detsch/. This year’s Detroit School series is organized by Patrick Cooper-McCann (urban planning), Jessica Lowen (anthropology), and Lydia Wileden (sociology and public policy). Margi Dewar and Angela Dillard serve as faculty advisors. We thank the Rackham Graduate School for generously supporting this year’s series as a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop.
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