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Biographical Information of Madeleine Grumet

Dr. Madeleine R. Grumet is currently a professor in the School of Education and in the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she has served as Dean of the School of Education. Prior to her appointment at Carolina, she served as Dean of the School of Education at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and a Professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She serves as editor of Feminist Theory in Education (SUNY Press), The High School Journal (UNC Press), and Politics of Identity and Education (Teachers College Press) and has developed the Center for Educational Change and is a founder of Bridges to Brooklyn, a New Visions School involving collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, and Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment.

Dr. Grumet's keynote will be sponsored the Gail Paradise Kelly Memorial Lecture series for her contributions to feminist theory research and teaching, exhibited in Bitter Milk: Women and Teaching. A curriculum theorist and school advocate, Grumet has interpreted education through lenses of the arts, philosophy, narrative, feminism, psychoanalysis, and power. Some of her publications and contributions include: Toward a Poor Curriculum (co-authored with William Pinar); Education: Discipline Analysis; Understanding Curriculum as Racial Text: Representations of Identity and Difference in Education (co-editor); Drama Education in the Lives of Girls: Gender Roles and School (co-author with Kathleen Gallagher).

Dr. Grumet received her Ph.D. and M.A from the University of Rochester and earned her bachelor's degree from Barnard College.