Teaching and Learning from Teaching to Transgress

This roundtable honors the author-activist bell hooks, who passed away in late 2021, with a focus on her book, Teaching to Transgress (originally published in 1994). Jessica Metzer, Senior Associate Director at the Sheridan Center, will open the roundtable with a discussion of Chapter 3 (“Embracing Change”). Next, three Brown faculty will showcase how they teach Teaching to Transgress in their undergraduate and graduate courses: jesús hernández (American Studies and Swearer Center), Ravit Reichman (English), and Jonathan Readey (Nonfiction Writing Program, English & Provost’s Faculty Teaching Fellow, Sheridan Center). Extensive Q&A and sharing of other teaching ideas will follow these brief presentations. Attendees are encouraged to pre-read Chapter 3 of Teaching to Transgress, which is available online to Brown community members. Please register.