Dr. Michalinos Zembylas is Assistant Professor of Education at the Open University of Cyprus and Director of Curriculum Development for CARDET. He earned his B.S. in Applied Learning and Development (Youth and Community Studies) and M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.He taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, at Michigan State University and at Intercollege Cyprus. He also served as the Assistant Director of the UNESCO Chair for Intercultural and Peace Education at Intercollege.
His research interests lie in the area of exploring how discursive, political, and cultural aspects define the experience of emotion and affect in education. He is particularly interested in how affective politics intersect with issues of social justice pedagogies, intercultural and peace education, and citizenship education.
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