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Biography

Dr Emile Bojesen is Reader in Education and Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange, as well as REF 2021 Unit of Assessment Lead for Education. 

In addition to being a member of several institutional and faculty comittees and groups in his role as Faculty Head of RKE, he is a member of the University's 2020-2030 Strategic Plan Development Group

He has successfully supervised PhD students to completion and currently supervises 5 PhD students (3 as Director of Studies). He also has extensive experience of postgraduate and undergraduate dissertation supervision.

Since 2010 he has taught philosophically oriented education modules on both the BA Education Studies and MA Philosophy of Education. Between 2015 and 2018 he was Programme Leader for the MA Philosophy of Education and a member of University Senate and the Honorary Awards Committee. Between 2013 and 2015 he was the University's Skills Development Manager for PGR students and supervisors, which included Programme Leadership for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills and the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision. Between 2011 and 2013 he was leader of the Early Childhood pathway on the BA Education Studies programme.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles 

  • Bojesen, E. (Forthcoming 2018). Conversation as Educational Research, Educational Philosophy and Theory. Onlinefirst. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1508995

  • Allen, A., Bojesen E., (2018) The Economic Problem of Maoschism in Education, Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics. DOI: tbc
  • Bojesen, E., Suissa, J. (2018). Minimal Utopianism in the Classroom, Educational Philosophy and Theory. Onlinefirst. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1472576  

  •  Bojesen, E. (2018). A New Version of Optimism for Education, Studies in Philosophy of Education, 37(1). 5-14. DOI: 10.1007/s11217-016-9560-1

  • Bojesen, E. (2018). Passive Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50(10). 928-935. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1200003

  • Bojesen, E. (2018). The Education of Consciousness: Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. Foro de Educación, 16(24). 99-112. DOI: 10.14516/fde.580
  •  Bojesen, E. (2017). Education at the Margins of the Political. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 27(3). 447-456. DOI:  10.1080/14681366.2016.1277781

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    Bojesen, E. (2017). Innovative/Modern Learning Environments and the Uneven Return of Pastoral Power. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49(8). 788-795. DOI:  10.1080/00131857.2016.1267604

  • Bojesen, E. (2016). Inventing the Educational Subject in the 'Information Age'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 35 (3). 267-278. DOI:  10.1007/s11217-016-9519-2

  • Bojesen, E. (2016). The Primacy of Pity: Reconsidering Ethics and Education in Rousseau. Ethics and Education, 11 (2). 131-140. DOI:  10.1080/17449642.2016.1160521

  • Bojesen, E. (2015). Of Remuant Existence. Philosophy Today, 56 (3). 507-522. DOI:  10.5840/philtoday201551872

  • Bojesen, E. (2015). Educational Plasticity: Catherine Malabou and 'the feeling of a new responsibility'. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47 (10). 1039-1051. DOI:  10.1080/00131857.2015.1031067

  • Bojesen, E. (2012). For Democracy: Lessons from Black Mountain College. Journal of Black Mountain College Studies, 3. online.

Books

  • Bojesen, E. with Ladkin, S.; McKay, R. (2016). Against Value in the Arts and Education. London & New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

Chapters in edited books

  • Bojesen, E. (2017). Educational Plasticity: Catherine Malabou and 'the feeling of a new responsibility' in Bradley, J. and Cole, D.R.  Educational Philosophy and New French Thought. London and New York. Routledge, 34-46.

  • Bojesen, E. (2016). The Queer Optimism of a Remuant Pedagogy. Queering Paradigms 6. Oxford. Peter Lang, 15-25.

  • Bojesen, E. (2016). 'this so low a purpose': Richard Mulcaster and the aims of public education in Sixteenth Century England. The Variable Body in History. Oxford. Peter Lang, 45-54.

  • Bojesen, E. (2016). Negative Aesthetic Education. Against Value in the Arts and Education. London & New York. Rowman and Littlefield, 395-414.

  • Bojesen, E., Ladkin, S.; McKay, R.  (2016). Introduction. In: Bojesen, E., Ladkin, S.; McKay, R. ed. Against Value in the Arts and Education. London & New York. Rowman and Littlefield, 1-33.

  • Bojesen, E. (2014). Thomas Reid: Power as First Philosophy. The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century. Lewisburg. Bucknell University Press, 91-102.

  • Bojesen, E. (2011). Nancean Faith and Dis-enclosure in Claire Denis' White Material'. Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema: Volume Two. Cambridge. Cambridge Scholars Press, 168-176.

Special Issue Editorship of peer-reviewed journals

Reviews and review essays

  • Bojesen, E. (2018) Education Beyond Redemption, Policy Futures in Educaton, Onlinefirst. DOI: 10.1177/1478210318780032

  • Bojesen, E. (2017) Unavowable Communities, Policy Futures in Educaton. 16:3. 379-383. DOI: 10.1177/1478210317745970
  • Bojesen, E. (2017) Utopia and Politics, Policy Futures in Education. 16:3. 375-378. DOI: 10.1177/1478210317739490
  • Bojesen, E. (2017) Learning not to learn. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 25(4). 637-640. DOI: 10.1080/14681366.2016.1270089

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    Bojesen, E. (2017) Happiness, hope, and despair: Rethinking the role of education. Educational Philosophy and Theory. Onlinefirst. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2017.1367877

  • Bojesen, E. (2016). Pedagogy, Praxis and Purpose in Education by C.M., D.E. and D.G. Mulcahy. British Journal of Educational Studies, 64(4). 547-548.

  • Bojesen, E. (2015) Ansgar Allen, Benign Violence: Education in and beyond the age of reason, British Journal of Educational Studies 63(4). 507 - 508.

Impact publications

  • Allen, A. and Bojesen, E. (2016) 'Schools like prisons, prisons like schools ' openDemocracy, 12 February 2016. 

Keynotes/Invited papers

  • Bojesen, E. (2017) Margins of Education, European Network Neoliberal Education Policy, University of York St John.

  • Bojesen, E. (2017) Ironizing Assessment, Confronting Assessment project, University of Sheffield.

  • Bojesen, E, Suissa, J. (2017) Democracy and Education, Common Roots conference, PETT Archive.

  • Bojesen, E. (2017) Apolitical Education, Paper to be presented at PESGB seminar, University of Strathclyde.

  • Bojesen, E. (2017) 'Real Education', Paper to be presented at PESGB seminar, Liverpool Hope University.

  • Bojesen, E. (2017) A Philosophical History of Education: Renaissance to Realpolitik and beyond, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

  • Bojesen, E., (2016) Against Value: Negative Aesthetic Education, Paper presented at PESGB seminar, Institute of Education, University of London.

  • Bojesen, E. (2015) The Queer Optimism of a Remuant Pedagogy, Paper presented at Queer Paradigms 6, Canterbury Christ Church University.

  • Bojesen, E. (2014) Negative Aesthetic Education. Paper presented at Against Value Symposium, University of Sheffield.

  • Bojesen, E. (2012) Not the Education You Want: Against the Presupposition of Value. Paper presented at Against Value in the Arts and Humanities, University of Sheffield.

  • Bojesen, E. (2011) Future Styling: Derrida's Spurs. Paper presented at Future Bodies, Solent University, Southampton.

Conferences

  • Bojesen, E. (August 2017) Indecent Education, Modernist Studies Association conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Bojesen, E, Suissa, J. (2017) Minimal Utopianism in the Classroom, Utopian Studies Society conference, European Solidarity Centre and University of Gdansk, Poland.

  • Bojesen, E. (2017) Vulnerable Pedagogies, Giving Life to Politics: On the work of Adriana Cavarero, University of Brighton.

  • Bojesen, E. (2016) Philosophies of Education in Elizabethan England. Paper presented at Critical Pedagogies and Philosophy of Education Conference, Liverpool Hope University.

  • Bojesen, E., Jobson, S. (2015) University Chiasmus, Paper to be presented at PESA, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.

  • Bojesen, E. (2015) Remuant Education, Paper presented at Philosophy of Education: Research from the Margins symposium, University of Sheffield. 

  • Bojesen, E. (2015) Where Instruction Ends and Teaching Begins. Paper presented at Critical Pedagogies and Philosophy of Education conference, Liverpool Hope University.

  • Bojesen E. (2015) What is an Educational Space? Paper presented at Architecture of Alterity symposium, University of Edinburgh.

  • Bojesen, E. (2014) Discussing Negative Aesthetic Education. Paper presented at Against Value Symposium, University of Sheffield. 

  • Bojesen, E. (2014) JFK and the Poetry of Democracy. Paper presented at JFK Retrospective, University of Sussex, Brighton.

  • Bojesen, E. (2012) The Future of Education in the West at the End of History. Paper presented at The West: It's Legacy and Future, Telos Conference, L'Aquila.

  • Bojesen, E. (2011) Lessons from Black Mountain College. Paper presented at To Open Eyes: Black Mountain College Now, University of Sussex, Brighton.

  • Bojesen, E. (2010) Intimate Skepticism: Derrida and Hume. Paper presented at Writings of Intimacy, Loughborough University.

  • Bojesen, E. (2010) Intimacy's imagination. Paper presented at International Auto/Biography Association: Life Writing and Intimate Publics, University of Sussex, Brighton.

  • Bojesen, E. (2009) Identity in the Writing of John Cowper Powys's A Glastonbury Romance. Paper presented at Identity and Form, Sheffield Hallam University.

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