Tenure Public Presentation: Adam Greteman

Queers Teach This! Risking Educational Lessons
Wednesday, October 28, 4:30 p.m.

Zoom Virtual Presentation: https://tinyurl.com/AdamGreteman


In this Tenure lecture, Dr. Adam J. Greteman discusses three current projects that explore his philosophical, pedagogical, and community based work addressing queer lessons. Queerness survives into threat, just as it survives into expanding possibilities. While certain forms of queerness were being folded into the fold of normality, other forms of queerness remained threatened. Queerness has survived within educational projects despite the odds against it – from AIDS and pathological discourses to familial homophobia and hatred in the hallways. Queers have developed an arsenal of tools (and toys) to advocate for their cultural histories and practices.

There have been inroads in the presence and inclusion of LGBTQ students, teacher, and LGBTQ students, teachers, and issues have, precariously so, been more and more been integrated into schools. Yet challenges persist. How, Dr. Greteman’s scholarship asks, can education be built upon the histories, cultures, and practices, of queers to promote queerness; to cultivate a queer present and future?

Adam J. Greteman, Ph.D., is the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching program and Assistant Professor of Art Education. Dr. Greteman is the author of Sexualities and Genders in Education: Towards Queer Thriving (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018) and co-author of The Pedagogies and Politics of Liking (Routledge, 2017). Additionally, his work has been published in Studies in Art Education, Journal of Homosexuality, Educational Theory, Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, Studies in the Philosophy of Education, and elsewhere.