Bernadette Baker

Bernadette M. Baker is a professor in the Dept of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She works in the fields of curriculum history, philosophy of education, and global studies and their intersection with a wider curriculum studies discipline. Her research deploys primarily postfoundationalist, transnationalist, exo-nationalist, and qualitative approaches to the interrogation of reality claims within the politics of knowledge/wisdom. She has published widely in educational philosophy, curriculum studies, history of education, disability studies, and cultural studies journals. Her graduate seminars draw on Western, Eastern, Indigenous and Global South analytical traditions – including the problem of such naming and classificatory regimes – bringing diverse perspectives on reality to curriculum studies, planning, and theory, and to how histories of the present are narrated. Her previous monograph, (Cambridge University Press 2013), titled William James, Sciences of Mind, and Anti-imperial Discourse received the American Educational Research Association Curriculum Studies (Div B) Outstanding Book Award, as did her 2001 publication titled In Perpetual Motion: Theories of Power, Educational History, and the Child. She is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to Finland and past Secretary of AERA’s Division B.

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