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Peter McLaren is Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies and and Co-Director of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project at the College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, Emeritus Professor of Urban Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University of Ohio, and Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Studies in Education at Northeast Normal University in China, where he also holds the position of Chair Professor. As a fresh graduate of English literature, Peter spent five years as elementary teacher in suburban Toronto housing projects. In 1980, he wrote one of Canadaís top-selling non-fiction books of the year Cries from the Corridor. Later on, he was to expand it into the classic textbook of critical education, Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education (2014) which is now in its sixth edition, and which was named one of the 12 most significant writings by foreign authors in the field of educational theory, policy and practice by the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences. In 2007, Peter debuted as a poet in MRZine.
In 2016, Peterís latest book Pedagogy of Insurrection: From Resurrection to Revolution has received Division B Outstanding Book Recognition Award by the American Education Research Association, and Society of Professors of Education Book Award.
Is Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Laura Czerniewicz is an associate professor in the Centre for Higher Education Development, committed to equity of access and success in higher education. Her research interests include the technologically-mediated practices of students and academics, the nature of the changing higher education environment and the geopolitics of knowledge, underpinned by a commitment to surfacing the expressions of inequality within and across contexts. She is presently leading a project on the Unbundled University: Researching emerging models in an unequal landscape (http://unbundleduni.com/) together with colleagues at Leeds University. Laura is involved with policy work, is a contributor to national and global conversations in varied formats and serves on the advisory boards of a variety of international higher education educational and technology publications.
Much of her work is online at: https://uct.academia.edu/LauraCzerniewicz
She blogs intermittently and can be followed on Twitter as @czernie .
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