Tyson E. Lewis

Art Education Graduate Program Coordinator
Associate Professor

Art Education: Visual Art Studies
Job Overview: 
Associate Professor & Art Education Program Coordinator/Visual Art Studies
Contact Information
ART 216
Areas of Expertise: 
Aesthetic theory, Continental philosophy (including critical theory, poststructuralism, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and posthumanism), Critical pedagogy, Educational philosophy

Tyson E. Lewis graduated with a PhD. in educational philosophy from UCLA in 2006.  Before joining the department of art history and art education at UNT, he taught educational foundations courses in the politics, philosophy, and sociology of education at Montclair State University, New Jersey.  His scholarship focuses on the intersections between a phenomenology of perception, biopolitics (as the politics of the body), and art education/aesthetic appreciation.  He has published in a wide variety of journal including Curriculum Inquiry, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Educational Theory, Educational Studies, and Studies in Philosophy and Theory.  His books include Education Out of Bounds: Rethinking Imagination In and Posthuman Age (New York: Palgrave, 2010), The Aesthetics of Education: Theatre, Curiosity, and Politics in the Work of Jacques Ranciere and Paulo Freire (London: Continuum, 2012), and On Study: Giorgio Agamben and Educational Potentiality (New York: Routledge, 2013).  Currently he is completing an edited volume titled Art’s Teachings, Teaching’s Art: Philosophical, Critical, and Educational Musings.