Derek R. Ford is assistant professor of education studies at DePauw University, where he teaches and researches about how educational theory can contribute to revolutionary struggles. He’s written six books, including Communist Study: Education for the Commons and Politics and Politics and Pedagogy in the “Post-Truth” Era: Insurgent Philosophy and Praxis. Ford is the associate editor of Postdigital Science and Education and deputy editor of the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, as well as the education department chair at the Hampton Institute.

Past Classes with Derek Ford

December 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

APPLY NOW! Reading Capital (Vol. 2)

This course is a collective, close reading of the second volume of Marx’s Capital: A critique of political economy. Applications are due on Dec 23.
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October 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

Pedagogy Beyond the Capitalist Knowledge Economy: Book Talk and Discussion

Building on yet critiquing the Marxist notion of the general intellect, Derek R. Ford theorizes stupidity as a necessary alternative pedagogical logic, an anti-value that is infinitely mute and unproductive. Join us for an in-person talk and discussion.
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