Lisa Perhamus

Lisa Perhamus
Grand Valley State University | GVSU · College of Education

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My qualitative research asks questions about the human experience of oppression across multiple contexts and the kinesthetic ways that children, their families, and community members create conditions of resiliency. I ground my work in the following areas: Feminist Foucauldian theory, sociology of education, anti-oppression education, kinesthetic experiences of schooling, qualitative research, marginalized narrative, civil discourse, social movement-building.
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - August 2021
Grand Valley State University
Position
  • Managing Director
June 2016 - present
Grand Valley State University
Position
  • Faculty Associate
September 2011 - present
Grand Valley State University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Department of Educational Foundations
Education
September 2004 - May 2009
University of Rochester
Field of study
  • Curriculum Studies; Foundations of Education
October 1992 - May 2020
The New School
Field of study
  • Sociology
September 1985 - May 1990
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Field of study
  • English; Cultural Studies

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Publications (16)
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Detroit is a dynamic city with a dynamic history, yet it has come to symbolize both White flight (beginning in the 1940s and accelerating in the late 1960s) and Black flight (beginning in the 1990s and reaching its apex in 2000). While Detroit’s Black population continues to decline, its White population increased by 22% between 2010 and 2015. Alon...
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This article examines how health promotion is experienced by students, their families, and their teachers. Experiential aspects of health point to the embodied and sensory dynamics of health meaning-making. Findings of this qualitative study indicate that (1) people make sense of health kinesthetically, and (2) when needs are high and resources are...
Presentation
Invited talk co-sponsored by the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB). https://youtu.be/gtD-b7rSaFo
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Dismantling colonial monuments (“ideological powerhouses”) is a dismantling of white supremacy. This talk argues that monument topplings constitute anti-racist critical public pedagogies which (1) critique the inequities proliferated by relationships of power in the public sphere; (2) interrupt these inequities through embodied practices; and (3) o...
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Background/Context: This article examines a 2011 court case in which an Ohio state court convicted and jailed a poor, single, Black mother of two school-aged children for "stealing an education." Using a false address, the mother, Kelley Williams-Bolar, enrolled her daughters in a public school district that was more privileged and amply resourced...
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This article examines a 2011 court case in which an Ohio state court convicted and jailed a poor, single, Black mother of two school-aged children for “stealing an education.” Using a false address, the mother, Kelley Williams-Bolar, enrolled her daughters in a public school district that was more privileged and amply resourced than their home dist...
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The protest and movement #BlackLivesMatter that began in 2012 has fueled a national will of resistance to State violence and has nourished a sense of humanity that demands the valuing of all Black people. As part of the U.S.’s long history of systemic racism and its histories of local resistance, #BlackLivesMatter (BLM hereafter) has renewed “natio...
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Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to theoretically explore the relationship between the use of rubrics and the rubricization of identities. Employing Kristeva’s theory of intertextuality and building upon Maslow’s concept of "rubricizing," this paper considers the ways in which teachers and students produce their selves as “rubric ready.” The...
Conference Paper
The purpose of this paper is to contribute to this year’s conference dialogue about reconceptualizing diversity by offering a response to Hawkins’ (2014) call for a critical cosmopolitan education—an education through which both “place” and “global engagements” are experienced with an openness to supportive, caring and equitable human connection. A...
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This article provides an empirically grounded analysis of how children and adults kinesthetically recontextualize standardized, official health messages into personally meaningful, context‐specific health knowledge. The in‐depth interview research uses grounded theory methodology to analyze transcripts and a sociology of childhood framework to desi...
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(Title change from proposal: Full paper listed in program, "Entering the experiential world of children’s meaning-making: Methodological considerations for developing child-centered research") Abstract: This paper draws upon a qualitative study conducted with children, their families and school to demonstrate two novel methodological strategies tha...
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Recent educational theory emphasizes the importance of considering identity processes in studying learning and development. In engineering education, identity has been cited as central in student development, for example, as a key factor in retention of students in the discipline, in particular with regard to underrepresented groups. This paper ado...

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Projects (4)
Project
To create a community museum at the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center in Detroit, Michigan (USA).