Annual Great Ideas Lecture – “Liberatory Education” by Dr. Leslie Lewis

October 17, 2019
Annual Great Ideas Lecture – “Liberatory Education” by Dr. Leslie Lewis

Dr. Leslie Lewis, professor of English at Goucher College, will deliver “Liberatory Education,” as part of  this year’s Annual Great Ideas Lecture.

Through reflection on her educational journey that began with the great books,  Professor Leslie Lewis will lay out an argument for the importance of revisioning liberal education as liberatory, characterized by the ways it is thoughtful and inclusive education for us all, the kind of education that aspirational democracy needs as we think ourselves into our full humanity. 

Note that this lecture will include discussion of racial and sexual violence.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall.

Dr. Lewis is professor of English at Goucher College. She teaches courses in literary studies, as well as the Goucher commons curriculum. Her teaching passion focuses on two areas of common inquiry at Goucher: justice among people, with a focus on race, power, and perspective; and justice and the natural world, with a focus on environmental sustainability.

Her publications include “Liberatory Education,” The Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture (Summer 2019); Telling Narratives: Secrets in African American Literature (University of Illinois Press, 2007), Women’s Experience of Modernity, 1875-1945 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, co-edited with Ann L. Ardis), and other African American literary scholarship. She is a native of West Virginia, where her family maintains a farm.