MCLA Professor Lisa Arrastia to Present “Oral History Remix: Disrupting Notions of Difference” on March 10

March 4, 2022

MCLA Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Lisa Arrastia will present “Oral History Remix: Disrupting Notions of Difference” at 6 p.m. on March 10, via zoom, as part of The Mind’s Eye Spring 2022 Works in Progress Lecture Series.  

This event is free and open to the public. To register, visit 

This is the third iteration of The Mind’s Eye’s Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium series, in which MCLA faculty members share their current research or creative projects and benefit from questions and discussion. During her talk, Dr. Arrastia and attendants will try to bring into being “diverse, untidy social dreams” by listening to students engage a new genre of public art, one of duration, one with the intent of disorienting our notions of difference through a love pedagogy, a pedagogy of aesthetic love. 

About Dr. Lisa Arrastia  

Lisa is a school leader, teacher, and school founder in NYC, Chicago, and California, who studies pedagogies of culture, racial capitalism, masculinity, social class, place, and dystopias in education. She is co-editor of Starting Up (Teachers College Press) and author of “Love Pedagogy: Teaching to Disrupt” (The Crisis of Connection, NYU Press). 

About The Mind’s Eye 

First founded in 1977 as print publication featuring MCLA faculty’s research and creative projects, The Mind’s Eye has now pivoted to multimodal research and praxis initiative anchored in interdisciplinary academic programming in and beyond the Berkshires. Continuing a tradition of showcasing faculty excellence and expertise, the new direction of The Mind’s Eye includes innovative forums for exhibiting faculty research, such as Works-In-Progress Colloquia and Faculty Book Writing & Publishing Panel Discussion. An incubator for collaborative interdisciplinary projects, like CARE SYLLABUS, The Mind’s Eye is a platform for dynamic partnerships with neighboring institutions such as MASS MoCA. As a research and praxis initiative, The Mind’s Eye aims to expand professional development opportunities and emphasize lifelong learning for faculty and staff.