Toward Building Meaning & Purpose: Our Bodies Navigating Higher Education

Discovery Core Experience: I&S Course

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60-Second Syllabus: Toward Building Meaning & Purpose: Our Bodies Navigating Higher EducationVisual and Literary Arts Icon

About This Course: 

Through individual and communal reflection, we spend this quarter contemplating how our bodies make meaning (and are assigned meaning) within the higher educational context. Together, we use the words and works of scholars, artists, and community-workers to make sense of how knowledge, higher education, and our bodies fit together and speak to larger goals of resistance and liberation.


Professor Natasha Merchant (She/Her/Hers)

Headshot of Natasha MerchantAbout Professor Merchant: 

Natasha is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Washington Bothell, situated on unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people. Her teaching, largely in the social foundations of education, involves explorations of structural inequity, resistance and liberation. Her research interests stem from curiosities of how students encounter themselves as othered-subjects in social studies curricula. To learn more about her work, please visit her website.

Contact: 

Email: nmerch@uw.edu