Guest expert/host for Session 10
We first met Maurice at a gathering of North American practitioners in the Art of Hosting, Through the four days of that event, nearly forty (mostly white) people worked with questions of race, power, the role of host and facilitator, and the necessity of unlearning, relearning, and changing our methods and practices. Maurice’s presence, voice, and experience made us want to find other ways to collaborate and practice together. We are delighted that he has agreed to be a part of the Adaptive Space Learning Group.
Maurice Stevens is Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University and an adjunct faculty member for the Pacifica Graduate Institute in the department of Depth Psychology’s Community, Liberation, and Eco-Psychology Program. Dr. Stevens is also a writing coach for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Stevens received their B.A. in Religion and Anthropology from Princeton University and their M.A. and Ph.D. from the interdisciplinary History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Stevens’ research interests include the formation and representation of identity in and through visual culture and political performance, critical trauma theory, popular cultural performance, theories of affect and embodiment, and American, ethnic, and gender studies.
Dr. Stevens brings expertise in designing interdisciplinary and engaged research methodologies, participatory leadership models, and community-driven social justice informed research.