The Paradox of (In)Visibility: Fostering Self-Reflexivity in the Classroom

  • Anne E Wagner Nipissing University (Muskoka campus)
Keywords: Feminist Pedagogy, Higher education, Neo-liberalism


This paper engages with issues of representation, voice, and presence/absence in feminist theorizing in the context of increasingly neo-liberal sites of higher education. Focusing on the dynamics of a largely racially homogenous student body, the analysis seeks to conceptualize how we may foster self-reflexivity in our practices when encouraging students to engage ethically with “difference.”

Cet article traite des enjeux de la représentation, de la voix et de la présence / l’absence dans les théories féministes dans le contexte de sites de plus en plus néo-libéraux d’éducation supérieure. L’analyse met l’accent sur un corps étudiant en grande partie homogène du point de vue racial, et elle vise à conceptualiser la façon dont nous favorisons l’autoréflexivité dans nos pratiques lorsque nous encourageons l’engagement éthique avec la « différence » par les étudiants.

Author Biography

Anne E Wagner, Nipissing University (Muskoka campus)

Director of Social Work (Interim Director) and 
Dept of Child & Family Studies

Associate Professor


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