My teaching and research interests include socially engaged spirituality, the socially engaged imagination, and the practice of dialogue in conflict transformation. I am a passionate community-engaged teacher and scholar working in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in peace, social justice and sustainability. I engage in collaborative projects with students that take us into the community and bring scholars, activists and social innovators into the classroom. My current work builds on my dissertation (a biography) and my life-long love of narrative—from tiny forms like digital stories to oral histories and documentary.
May 14th, 2018 | 29 mins 17 secs
bricolage, education, interdisciplinary degree
"I think of bricolage as an approach to interdisciplinary inquiry and to meaning-making. It comes from a French word meaning to tinker, and it's sometimes associated with improvisation, and sometimes associated with "do-it-yourself." I don't like that term as much because it's missing the collaborative aspect of interdisciplinary studies. Think about Levy Strauss observing craftspeople, noticing how they use materials left over from one project and creating something new. It's a sense of giving birth to what does not yet exist; improvising and using tools; fashioning tools–creating tools that didn't yet exist." - Candace Walworth