2011 Innovation in Teaching Award Recipient

Photography of Instructor Michael CohenMichael Cohen - American Studies 10AC: Culture Wars, American Studies 101AC: WWII, African-American Studies 142AC: Race & American Film

These courses emphasize interdisciplinarity, combining a historical approach with focused efforts to introduce students to a wide range of cultural texts and interpretive practices. Pedagogical inspiration is taken from Stuart Hall's insistence that culture is the terrain of meaning and knowledge that human beings create and share, and that culture depends upon a range of practices of representation, and that these representations are always both aesthetic and political.