2018 BHC Meeting Workshop: Teaching through Adversity

Anne Murphy, University of Hertfordshire, chair

This workshop assembles a panel to discuss ways of teaching and speaking with students in the light of increased, and increasing, tensions in our societies. These might be the kinds of attitudes that led, for example, to the horrifying events in Charlottesville in 2017, the backlash against feminism and LGBTQ+ rights, and the rise of the right in many political systems and increasing willingness by all side to use ‘hate’ as a political tool. The panel will discuss their approaches to addressing such issues when they arise and how to maintain the balance between ensuring that our classrooms are safe, diverse and civil spaces while challenging students to become better informed and more critical about the views they encounter.


Mehrsa Baradaran, University of Georgia
Josh Lauer, University of New Hampshire
Emily Buchnea, University of Northumbria
Melissa S. Fisher, University of Copenhagen

To register for this workshop, use the annual meeting registration form.