About CEPS

The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers an M.Ed., an M.A. as well as a Ph.D. degree. We also offer 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 with an overarching emphasis on social justice.

CEPS Theory and Method Reading Group

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Noah W. Sobe No Comments

Faculty and students in the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program meet every several weeks to discuss classic and cutting-edge scholarship on theory and method that relates to studying educational policy and practice.  To participate electronically via Adobe Connect please email Professor Sobe’s Graduate Assistant, Michael Hines at mhines2@luc.edu.

Upcoming meetings

Additional meetings will be scheduled in mid November.

Past meetings and readings

Friday, September 26, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm (LSC Info Commons Room 105) – Chapters 1 + 2 (p vii-76) of Zygmunt Bauman’s Liquid Love  (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2003) Electronic Book available through LUC Libraries

Friday, September 5, 2014 1:30pm-3:00pm (LSC Cuneo Hall Room 111) – Martha Nussbaum’s Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (190 pages, Princeton University Press).  Amazon link  LUC Libraries link

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. LUC Libraries link

Friday June 6th, 2014 (LSC Info Commons Room 105) – Sumi Cho, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, and Leslie McCall, “Toward a Field of Intersectionality Studies: Theory, Applications, and Praxis” Signs, Vol. 38, No. 4, (Summer 2013), pp. 785-810.  LUC Libraries link

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 (LSC Info Commons Room 105) – Mario L. Small, “How many cases do I need?’ On science and the logic of case selection in field-based research.” Ethnography 10.1 (2009): 5-38.  LUC Libraries link

Friday April 18,2014 – LSC Cuneo 103 – Hacking, I. (1986). Making up people. Reconstructing individualism: Autonomy, individuality, and the self in Western thought, 222-36.