Facing the Challenges of Fascism

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Collective Intellectualities is a program that explores issues related to education within our world today. Convivial discussions with a diverse group of scholars, from different places in the world, engaging with different theoretical traditions, from multiple epistemological viewpoints on education, culture, politics, ecology, and related issues. Hosted by Amy Sojot and Alex Means.

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Today, we are joined by our guest, Dr. Henry Giroux who currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and is the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. He is an internationally renowned writer and cultural critic, who has authored, or co-authored over 65 books, written several hundred scholarly articles, delivered more than 250 public lectures, been a regular contributor to print, television, and radio news media outlets, and is one of the most cited Canadian academics working in any area of Humanities research. His latest book is American Nightmare: Facing the Challenges of Fascism out on City Lights. Welcome Henry!

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Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Canada. Henry is one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, and has written extensively on public pedagogycultural studiesyouth studieshigher educationmedia studies, and critical theory, winning many awards. His interviews on neoliberalism appear in Thruthout.  Henry is past co-Editor-in-chief of the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.  In 2002 Routledge named him as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period.