Dr. Jess Mullen from Pennsylvania State University, U.S., presents "Neoliberalism, race, and (in)equity"
Room 225, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto
Attendees may join in person at the Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building room 225 (light refreshments will be provided) or via Zoom (guests who register to attend the event virtually on EventBrite will receive a Zoom registration link via email).
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About the talk
"Neoliberalism, race, and (in)equity" addresses how music education in the United States and elsewhere has adapted to dominant neoliberal ideologies in educational policy and reform. In particular, Dr. Mullen will examine the tensions between these adaptations, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, which aim to address historical and contemporary racial inequities in the field.
About the speaker
Dr. Mullen holds an undergraduate degree in music education from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in music education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Penn State, Dr. Mullen teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and research methods.
Dr. Mullen began his career as an educator in the Chicago Public Schools, teaching high school band and general music. He has also taught PK-8th grade band and general music in Champaign, Illinois.
Dr. Mullen’s areas of research include critical race theory, popular music pedagogies, music teacher education, and educational policy. His work has been published in Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, and he has presented at national and international conferences sponsored by the International Society for Music Education, May Day Group, and College Music Society among others. His scholarship explores the intersections of race, music, and schooling toward creating more equitable and inclusive paradigms of music education.
Mullen, J. (2019). Music education for some: Music standards at the nexus of neoliberal reforms and neoconservative values. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 18(1): 44–67. https://doi.org/10.22176/act18.1.44
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