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

“Media as Scholarship” Roundtable at Diversity in Research and Practice Conference

Topic: “Media as Scholarship: Broadening the nature of academic practice and research” Time: 1:50 to 2:50 on Saturday, April 25th Where: TC- Grace Dodge 277 Roundtable Discussants: Professors Lalitha Vasudevan, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ansley Erickson, and Aaron Pallas Opening Question: “How does the practice of engaging multiple modes of inquiry, analysis, and representation allow for greater inclusion and participation in research and scholarship?” Continue reading “Media as Scholarship” Roundtable at Diversity in Research and Practice Conference

Screening of EVC’s “Unequal Education Revisited”

We are thrilled to be hosting the Premiere Screening “Unequal Education Revisited” — an Educational Video Center film with strong thematic connections for those interested in teacher education, media education, literacy, curriculum studies, urban education, and adolescence, among others. Synopsis: In 1992, EVC’s youth team produced Unequal Education for the national PBS series, “Listening to American With Bill Moyers.” Their film revealed the stark contrast … Continue reading Screening of EVC’s “Unequal Education Revisited”

MASCLab launches!

Thanks to everyone who joined us today! Here’s  a wordle based on the very abbreviated descriptions I jotted down as people were sharing their reasons for joining us. We’re excited to keep thinking and talking together and more updates will be coming your way… For now, please remember: we’ll reconvene next Monday at 12:30 in 322 TH we’ll be posting a job description for the GA that we’re … Continue reading MASCLab launches!