Bernadette M. Baker is a Professor of Curriculum History and Curriculum Theory in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin, USA and Director of Graduate Programs. She has been Professor of Sociology of Education, University of Turku, Finland, Honorary Professor of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Visiting Professor, Globalization Studies, ZheJiang University, China, and Professor of Educational Research, QUT, Australia.

She has published in major philosophy and curriculum journals in the field, and been awarded the Outstanding Book Award from AERA’s Curriculum Studies division for her 2012 Cambridge University Press monograph William James, Sciences of Mind, and Anti-imperial Discourse, and her prior In Perpetual Motion: Theories of Power, Educational History, and the Child (Peter Lang).

Her research draws upon philosophical, historical, cosmological and sociological approaches as they intersect with and inform interdisciplinary curriculum studies, educational policy and contemporary debates over the nature of knowledge, theories of difference, conceptions of nation and enactments called culture. Her current projects concern the curricular, policy, and planetary implications of trending movements such as educational neuroscience, mindfulness practices, artificial intelligence, big data, technofuturism, ecosocial philosophy and the healing arts.

Speech Title: Echo, Eco, Techno: Curriculum Studies’ Contributions to Past-Present-Future Imagining