Hannah Spector, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Teaching and Curriculum Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6521
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W331
Mailing Address:
W331 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Spector's primary research interest involves the interplay between politics, ethics, and education. She has published research articles in Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education; Crime, Media, Culture; Studies in Philosophy and Education; Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies; Transnational Curriculum Inquiry; Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. She co-edited a special journal issue of Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies (2017, with Robert Lake and Tricia Kress) on Maxine Greene and the Pedagogy of Social Imagination: An Intellectual Genealogy, which is republished as a book with Routledge (2018). Dr. Spector received the 2014 Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Dissertation Award and the 2013 Outstanding Paper in Canadian Curriculum Studies and the 2013 Graduate Student Paper Award (from the American Educational Research Association's SIG Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies) for her article: Fukushima Daiichi: A Never-ending Story of Pain or Outrage

Research Interests
Ethics and education
Curriculum theory
Educational cosmopolitanism
Hannah Arendt's political theory