About CEPS

The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers master's and PhD degrees as well as an undergraduate minor in Education Policy Studies. Faculty and students in the program use the tools of the social sciences and the humanities to study issues of educational policy and practice.

Professor Monisha Bajaj (University of San Francisco) giving lecture and workshop on Human Rights and Education

Professor Monisha Bajaj (University of San Francisco) giving lecture and workshop on Human Rights and Education

September 15th, 2014

On Tuesday November 4th, in conjunction with Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of the Child, CEPS will be welcoming Professor Monisha Bajaj of the University of San Francisco to campus for a workshop and an evening lecture….


CEPS Program Newsletter #51-September 15, 2014

September 14th, 2014

Highlights include the upcoming CEPS departmental potluck, job opportunities at Iowa State University and here in Chicago at Youth Organizations Umbrella Inc. (Y.O.U.), and calls for papers for upcoming conferences.


CEPS Program Newsletter #050 – August 26th 2014

August 28th, 2014

Highlights include job postings from the American Immigration Council and Arizona State University, and calls for papers for the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE) and the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).


CEPS Program Newsletter #049 – August 13, 2014

August 22nd, 2014

————————————————————- Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago ————————————————————- CEPS Students and Alumni- The start of the semester is close upon us! and I’m hoping everyone is well-rested and properly equipped with your brand-new pencil cases and so forth. Apologies for the short time-frame but see below for two professional development opportunities with Aug […]


CEPS PhD Alumnus Rabbi Scott Aaron to become Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Jewish Education

CEPS PhD Alumnus Rabbi Scott Aaron to become Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Jewish Education

August 13th, 2014

Rabbi Scott Aaron, Phd, a graduate of the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program will become the director of the Chicago-based Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE)…


CEPS MA Student Wins Loyola Thesis of Year Award

CEPS MA Student Wins Loyola Thesis of Year Award

July 17th, 2014

Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) MA student C. Maeve Kendall was awarded the 2014 Thesis of the Year award as part of the Loyola Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 7, 2014.  Ms. Kendall’s thesis, completed under the direction of Professor Noah W. Sobe, was titled “Women in Leadership and the Politics of Power.” […]


CEPS Program Newsletter #048 – July 11, 2014

July 16th, 2014

Highlights include information on Fall course offerings and calls for papers for upcoming conferences with summer submission deadlines.


CEPS Program Newsletter #047 – May 8, 2014

May 8th, 2014

Highlights include Loyola’s “Thesis of the Year Award” being given to CEPS MA student, several events around Chicago and a number of new calls for papers and proposals.


Theory & Method Reading Group

May 4th, 2014

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 (LSC Info Commons Room 105) – Aihwa Ong, “A Milieu of Mutations: The Pluripotency and Fungibility of Life in Asia,” East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal (2013) 7: 69-85.


Fall 2014 Graduate Courses

May 3rd, 2014

Every semester CEPS offers a set of courses in each of our areas of concentration as well as several advanced seminars that focus on one or bridge several depth areas.  Fall 2014 course offerings include: * ELPS 410 Sociology of Education (Phillippo) WTC  Wednesdays 4:15-6:45 * ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Shuffelton) WTC Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 […]