Conference 2024 News & Events

First keynote speaker at ESAI Conference 2024

ESAI is delighted to announce that Prof Sharon Todd is going to give the first keynote address at the ESAI Conference 4-6 April in Maynooth University.

Sharon Todd is Professor of Education and member of the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy at Ireland. She has published widely in the areas of embodiment, social justice and ethics in education and is currently engaged in making connections between the climate emergency, art practice, and political aesthetics in education. She is author of The Touch of the Present: Educational Encounters, Aesthetics, and the Politics of the Senses (SUNY Press, 2023), Toward an Imperfect Education: Facing Humanity, Rethinking Cosmopolitanism (Paradigm, 2009), and Learning from the Other: Levinas, Psychoanalysis and Ethical Possibilities in Education (SUNY, 2003) and her co-edited volumes include Re-imagining Educational Relationships: Ethics, Politics, Practices with M. Griffiths, M. Honerød and C. Winter (Wiley, 2014); Philosophy East/West: Exploring the Intersections between Educational and Contemplative Practices with O. Ergas (Wiley, 2015). She is currently involved in an EU funded Marie Curie Innovative Training Network ‘SOLiDi – Solidarity in Diversity’ and a Swedish Research Council funded project, ‘Forms of Formation: A Pedagogical-Philosophical Inquiry into Embodied Tensions around Gender and Social Equality in the Classroom.’

Prof Todd’s presentation at ESAI 2024 is entitled:

Ecology of Encounters: Re-imagining (Compost) Relationality for Education in Times of Environmental Breakdown

You may download Prof Todd’s abstract here.

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