On Feeling and Knowing Ep 7: Pheroze Unwalla

Dr. Pheroze Unwalla is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia. He is a historian of Turkey and the modern Middle East whose research and teaching interests include memory, trauma, nationalism and space. Right now, Pheroze is Chair of the new Middle East Studies program at UBC and is developing ground-breaking curriculum in support of these fields.

About the Series

Classrooms are to be safe spaces, we’re told. Yet educators working within complex realms, where the tensions and discomforts of human experience offer no safe havens, know that deep learning often elicits strong feelings. Created by Dr. Tara Mayer and presented by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, On Feeling and Knowing, is a series of seven recorded conversations with seasoned educators working at the creative frontiers of their disciplines. Their insights reveal what classrooms of higher education were traditionally conceived to be and what they can become. These conversations aren’t prescriptions or guidelines, but generous and candid reflections by educators daring to disrupt educational norms, in search of deeper and more diverse pathways to knowledge.

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Episode notes: EP 07 with Pheroze Unwalla