Media Literacy Panel at Teachers College Academic Festival

We’re excited to be participating in this year’s Academic Festival at Teachers College. Several Masclab members are featured on a panel titled, “Media Literacy,” and we are especially honored to be joined by NAMLE’s Executive Director, Michelle Lipkin, and Jessica Wolff, from TC’s Campaign for Educational Equity. Read more about the panel below, and look for links to resources below the description. Panel Description: In … Continue reading Media Literacy Panel at Teachers College Academic Festival

Preventing Gun Violence and Understanding Gun Reform

Last month, we spoke with two people who have studied the issue of gun violence from complementary perspectives, about the phenomenon of firearm use, gun reform legislation, policy recommendations, and areas in need of further research. Louis Klarevas (University of Massachusetts – Boston) is an expert on the study of mass shootings and homeland security, and author of the recently published book Rampage Nation: Securing America from … Continue reading Preventing Gun Violence and Understanding Gun Reform

ICYMI: Rampage Nation – book talk w/Louis Klarevas (video)

Click below for video from last week’s conversation with Louis Klarevas, who joined Teachers College professors Sonali Rajan and Lalitha Vasudevan to discuss his book, Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings. Among the topics covered were characteristics of mass shootings and the perpetrators, the history of gun control legislation, current gun laws, guns in school, and the need to fund more comprehensive research about mass … Continue reading ICYMI: Rampage Nation – book talk w/Louis Klarevas (video)

Citizenship as Multimodal Practice

Results of the 2016 election were announced nearly a year ago. Following a period of paralysis, we at MASCLab, in partnership with collaborators and co-conspirators across the college, have cultivated our multimodal practices of citizenship by earnestly pursuing opportunities to experience “becoming educated” as a full-bodied practice. We view and re-view films that move audiences to action. Among them have been the documentary film, 13th, … Continue reading Citizenship as Multimodal Practice

Foster Care Film Series and the Re-making of Family and Home

Last month, we hosted filmmaker Yasmin Mistry and two of the participants in her films, Charell Star and Kim Flodin, for an interactive screening of three short films that are the first in a larger series being produced by Mistry, the Director of Foster Care Film & Community Engagement Project. The films are based on interviews that Mistry conducted with individuals – current and former foster … Continue reading Foster Care Film Series and the Re-making of Family and Home

On Las Vegas, A Note about Our Upcoming Book Talk

Image credit: Dr. Klarevas appears on CBS News. Late Sunday night (October 1, 2017), one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history unfolded in Las Vegas, NV. Later this month, MASCLab is scheduled to host a book talk by Dr. Louis Klarevas, a scholar who has studied mass shootings in the United States extensively — their causes, surrounding and compounding factors, and the rippling impacts … Continue reading On Las Vegas, A Note about Our Upcoming Book Talk

MASCLab at TC’s Academic Festival

Thanks to everyone who attended our session at the annual Teachers College Academic Festival this past weekend! We had a full house with whom we shared snippets from some of our ongoing projects, including the new Masclab Podcast Series (link coming soon!), an article and upcoming AERA presentation on multimodal scholarship, research in community based settings and afterschool programs like the Educational Video Center, our participatory … Continue reading MASCLab at TC’s Academic Festival

#VisualEthnography Series continues this week with Prof. Stanton Wortham

Prof. Stanton Wortham is currently a Visiting Professor in the Anthropology and Education Program at Teachers College. He is on leave from his position as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judy & Howard Berkowitz Professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a leading scholar on discourse analysis, narrative and identity, and research on language and culture, and more … Continue reading #VisualEthnography Series continues this week with Prof. Stanton Wortham