Winter Dean's Seminar in the Craft of Teaching with Daisy Machado
Friday, January 27, 12:00-2:00 pm, Swift Hall Common Room
“Pedagogy and the Public Intellectual”
This seminar, with Rev. Dr. Daisy Machado (Union Theological Seminary) will explore one important role available to the scholar/teacher: as public intellectual who seeks to understand lived religion as a lens through which divine presence and activity are interpreted in the world. Together we will explore how research, teaching, and writing can be integrated as a form of public responsibility that examines the realities of people’s embodied faith, especially in the marginalized communities whose existence challenges but often remains unaccounted for by mainstream scholarly accounts.
An index of syllabi, articles, and other resources that will be relevant to Prof. Machado's seminar are available here: feel free to browse prior to the workshop.
The quarterly Dean's Craft of Teaching Seminar is the flagship seminar of the Craft of Teaching program, centered on issues of course design, institutional context, and leadership in higher education. Complimentary lunch is provided at all Dean's Seminars for the first 25 RSVPs. Please RSVP by Monday, January 23 to , indicating meat, vegetarian, or vegan preferences.
Daisy Machado (PhD 1996, History of Christianity) is Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary. Her scholarship focuses specifically on United States Christianities. She is the first U.S. Latina ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1981 in the Northeast Region and has served inner city congregations in Brooklyn, Houston, and Fort Worth. A native of Cuba, she was raised in New York, lived in Texas for twenty years, and lived in Lexington, KY for two years, where she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Lexington Theological Seminary. Dr. Machado has a great interest in the concept of “borderlands,” which is a multilayered word that not only refers to a specific geographic location, but for Latinas and other women of color also refers to a social, economic, political, and personal location within the dominant culture.
See our full Winter 2017 lineup here.