Pathways toward an Expansive, Inclusive, and Shared Sense of the Past

Friday, January 7, 2011: 10:30 AM
Room 101 (Hynes Convention Center)
Ana Rosas , University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Rosas will explore the energizing and inclusive qualities of inspiring and nurturing sustained undergraduate and graduate student engagement through curriculum and mentorship that centers on advancing students’ understanding of the generative relationship of responding to socio-economic inequality historically through the active pursuit of curriculum and mentorship that brings together the academy and its surroundings.  Through a careful discussion of the range and sensitivity that frames this approach to teaching and mentoring, Professor Rosas will illustrate how the fusion of directed research, writing, and civic engagement advances undergraduate students’ development and exertion of an expansive sense of who they are, what they can do in support of interests aligned to their professional objectives, and who could and should be a part of this undertaking, in turn, developing a pathway that is

historically grounded and sustains intellectual creativity and productivity within and beyond their undergraduate institutions.