Teaching Politics in the Deep Red South

Mar 9, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Teaching Politics in the Deep Red South, Mar 9, 2023

Higher ed in the US is under legislative attack, and nowhere is this more salient than in public colleges and universities in the Deep South. At the same time, teaching in the South means engaging with students who are racially, politically, economically, and culturally diverse. This panel discusses challenges, insights, and specific tactics for teaching a diverse student body in a hostile landscape through facilitating difficult conversations around politics, culture, media, and identity.

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Joy Jenkins

The University of Tennessee

Jessica Maddox

The University of Alabama

Cynthia Peacock

The University of Alabama

Gheni Platenburg

Auburn University