Tyson E. Lewis

Art Education Graduate Program Coordinator

Art Education: Visual Art Studies
Job Overview: 
Professor & Art Education Program Coordinator/Visual Art Studies
Contact Information
ART 220E
Areas of Expertise: 
Aesthetic theory, Continental philosophy (including critical theory, poststructuralism, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and posthumanism), Critical pedagogy, Educational philosophy

Dr. 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, critical theory, and art education/aesthetic appreciation. He has published in a wide variety of journal including Curriculum Inquiry, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Studies in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, Educational Theory, Educational Studies, and Cultural Critique. His books include Education Out of Bounds: Rethinking Imagination in a 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), On Study: Giorgio Agamben and Educational Potentiality (New York: Routledge, 2013), and Inoperative Learning: A Radical Rewriting of Educational Potentialities (New York: Routledge, 2017). He is also co-editor of several volumes including Art’s Teachings, Teaching’s Art: Philosophical, Critical, and Educational Musings (Rotterdam: Springer, 2015), Pedagogies in the Flesh: Case Studies on the Embodiment of Sociocultural Differences in Education (New York: Palgrave, 2017), and Marcuse’s Challenge to Education (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

For information about Dr. Lewis’s educational experiments, classroom activities, and conference organizing, visit his website at www.catch-ed.org