Anthropology Seminar Series 2021 - Josefine Wagner, University of Innsbruck

Josefine Wagner, University of Innsbruck
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00
Online Event

“We have enough to do with multiculturalism here – we don’t need inclusion” -
Struggling for Educational Justice in Disabling Societies: Multi-Sited School Ethnography of Inclusion in Poland, Austria and Germany

Dr Josefine Wagner
University of Innsbruck
Tuesday 16th February 2021
2.00pm - 4.00pm (online)

In her talk, Dr. Wagner maps the impact of the global policyscape of inclusive education, furthered through UN and EU policy directives, onto the local school contexts of three Central European countries: Poland, Austria and Germany. Through her multi-sited ethnography, she illuminates how everyday classroom practices speak to local traditions of segregating students into special schools and greater European challenges of transforming mainstream education for vulnerable children at the intersection of multiculturalism, disability, and social class.        
Josefine Wagner is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research of the University of Innsbruck in Austria. She is an educational anthropologist and former secondary school teacher. In her work she focuses on research in the fields of inclusive pedagogy, disability studies and critical race theory in education, the historiography of special needs education in Central Europe as well as the Holocaust. As a past Marie Skłodowska Curie fellow of the European Doctorate in Teacher Education (grant agreement no. 676452), she is an alumni of the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw, Poland and the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Her doctoral work, a multi-sited ethnography of inclusive policies and practices in Poland, Austria, and Germany, earned her the 2019 Concha Delgado Gaitan award of the Council on Anthropology and Education of the American Anthropological Association. Josefine is a former fellow of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.