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I am interested in the concept of child in relation to modernity. I focus on notions of freedom and transgression, and have drawn on thinkers such as Hannah Arendt, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin to explore educational concerns and gain an understanding of the ideas that underpin educational thinking in our time.
Before this I taught children.
Current responsibilities within the School of Education include:
Equality and Diversity Advocate for the School of Education
Leader of Educational Studies component of the PGDE course
My current work focuses on Dada and Surrealism, Queer theory, and the work of Georges Bataille. Though my interests are not often directly about children and schools, the underlying concerns are about who or what is marginalised, excluded and ignored in our thinking and practice: what is left out is as interesting and as important as what is included and the detritus of being human tells us a good deal about who we are. These concerns inform my teaching on inclusion, human rights and social sustainability.
Expertise & Capabilities
Has expertise in:
- Philosophy of Education
- Educational Inclusion
Philosophy of Education
Doctor of Philosophy
Award Date: 8 Jun 2017
Master of Philosophy
Award Date: 1 Jun 1989
Bachelor of Divinity, University of Glasgow
Award Date: 1 Jun 1987
Hunter, S., 31 Oct 2020, In: Journal of Philosophy of Education. 54, 5, p. 1186-1200 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
Jessop, S., 1 Nov 2018, In: Childhood. 25, 4, p. 443-457 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)42 Downloads (Pure)