Derek R. Ford

Derek R. Ford is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University, studying educational theory. His research interests are located around the broad intersections of pedagogy, space, political economy, and subjectivity. His dissertation examines the role of studying, teaching, and learning in the production of space. Another research project investigates the air conditions of education and their relationship to educational theories and architectures. He is the co-author (with Curry Malott) of Marx, Capital, and Education: Towards a Critical Pedagogy of Becoming (forthcoming, Peter Lang). Recent articles have appeared in Policy Futures in Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, and Studies in Philosophy and Education. He is the co-chair of the Education Department at the Hampton Institute, and teaches in the Social Justice Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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