Teaching Critical Animal Studies: Beyond The Bounds of Gradeability
By, JL Schatz, Lecturer of English at Binghamton University
In my presentation I argue that teaching Critical Animal Studies requires more than teaching textbooks on social justice, liberation theory, and intersectionality. Instead it requires developing new methods for grading that extend beyond what’s counted as work within the class itself. In short, it requires students to internalize the course material outside of what can be demonstrated through a final paper or class project.
JL Schatz is a Lecturer in English & Feminist Evolutionary Theory at Binghamton University where he also serves as the Director of Speech & Debate. He has published essays on environmentalism and apocalypse, critical pedagogy, technology and transhumanism, disability studies, and cultural theory. His debate program has been consistently ranked in the top ten of the nation and was ranked 1st in