Prof Sharon Todd

Education

Head of Department

Maynooth University School of Education
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(01) 708 3466

Biography

Born and educated in Montréal, Québec, I began my university studies in 1981, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, followed some years later by a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. I returned to university after teaching in public school for a few years and obtained a M.A. in Philosophy of Education at McGill University and then a Ph.D. in Humanities at Concordia University in 1996. I became a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada at OISE, University of Toronto, where I worked on a study of representations of homelessness. In 1997 I became a faculty member at York University, Toronto, where I remained until my move to Sweden in 2004, where I took up a post at Stockholm University, becoming Professor of Education with a focus on internalisation and interculturalism. My interests over the course of my academic life have been interdisciplinary in nature, and I bring into conversation the humanities-based traditions of scholarship with a social science commitment to concrete change and analysis. I have benefited enormously, both personally and professionally, from living in different cultural contexts and how they shape educational policies and practices.

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Special Issue of Gender and Education: Shifting Education's Philosophical Imaginaries.
Todd S.;Jones R.;O'Donnell A. (2016) Special Issue of Gender and Education: Shifting Education's Philosophical Imaginaries. London: T&F. [Details]
2015 Special Issue: Philosophy East/West: Exploring the Intersections between Educational and Contemplative Practices.
Todd, Sharon Ergas, Oren (2015) Special Issue: Philosophy East/West: Exploring the Intersections between Educational and Contemplative Practices. Oxford: Journal of Philosophy of Education. [DOI] [Details]
2014 Special Issue: Re-imagining Educational Relationships: Ethics, Politics, Practices.
Morwenna Griffiths, Marit Honeid, Sharon Todd, Chris Winter, ed. (2014) Special Issue: Re-imagining Educational Relationships: Ethics, Politics, Practices. Oxford: Wiley. [Details]
2014 Special Issue, Passion, Commitment and Justice in Education, Ethics in Education (9) 1.
Sharon Todd (2014) Special Issue, Passion, Commitment and Justice in Education, Ethics in Education (9) 1. [Details]
2009 Toward an Imperfect Education: Facing Humanity, Rethinking Cosmopolitanism.
Sharon Todd (2009) Toward an Imperfect Education: Facing Humanity, Rethinking Cosmopolitanism. : Paradigm Publishers. [Details]
2003 Special Issue, Emmanuel Levinas and Education, Studies in Philosophy and Education, 22 (1).
Sharon Todd (2003) Special Issue, Emmanuel Levinas and Education, Studies in Philosophy and Education, 22 (1). [Details]
2003 Learning from the Other: Levinas, Psychoanalysis and Ethical Possibilities in Education.
Sharon Todd (2003) Learning from the Other: Levinas, Psychoanalysis and Ethical Possibilities in Education. : State University of New York Press. [Details]
1998 Special Issue, Psychoanalysis and Education, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.
Alice Pitt, Judith Robertson and Sharon Todd (1998) Special Issue, Psychoanalysis and Education, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. [Details]
1997 Learning Desire: Perspectives on Pedagogy, Culture and the Unsaid.
Sharon Todd (1997) Learning Desire: Perspectives on Pedagogy, Culture and the Unsaid. : Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 'Re-Imagining Relationships in Education Ethics, Politics and Practices Introduction'
Griffiths, M;Hoveid, MH;Todd, S;Winter, C (2015) 'Re-Imagining Relationships in Education Ethics, Politics and Practices Introduction' In: RE-IMAGINING RELATIONSHIPS IN EDUCATION: ETHICS, POLITICS AND PRACTICES. OXFORD: BLACKWELL SCIENCE PUBL. [Details]
2014 'Learning from and Living with Life's Rough Threads'
Todd, S. (2014) 'Learning from and Living with Life's Rough Threads' In: L. Waks (eds). Leaders in Philosophy of Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. [Details]
2014 'Pedagogy as Transformative Event: Becoming Singularly Present in Context'
Todd, S. (2014) 'Pedagogy as Transformative Event: Becoming Singularly Present in Context' In: J. Baldacchino, S. Galea, D.P. Mercieca (eds). Kenneth Wain: My Teaching, My Philosophy - A Lifelong Engagement with Education. New York: Peter Lang. [Details]
2012 'Going to the Heart of the Matter'
Todd, S. (2012) 'Going to the Heart of the Matter' In: G. Biesta (eds). Making Sense in Education: Fifteen Contemporary Educational Theorists in Their Own Words. Dordrecht: Springer. [Details]
2009 ''She's not One of Us': Muslim Girls, Schooling and the Redefinition of Nation'
Todd, S. (2009) ''She's not One of Us': Muslim Girls, Schooling and the Redefinition of Nation' In: J. Berglund, L. Roos (eds). Your Heritage and Mine: Teaching in a Multi-religious Classroom. Stockholm: Swedish Science Press. [Details]
2008 'Welcoming and Difficult Learning: Reading Levinas with Education'
Todd, S. (2008) 'Welcoming and Difficult Learning: Reading Levinas with Education' In: D. Egéa Kuehne (eds). Levinas and Education. London: Routledge. [Details]
2007 'Ambiguities of Cosmopolitanism: Difference, Gender and the Right to Education'
Todd, S. (2007) 'Ambiguities of Cosmopolitanism: Difference, Gender and the Right to Education' In: K. Roth, I. Gur Ze'ev (eds). Education in the Era of Globalization. Dordrecht: Springer. [Details]
2014 'Between Body and Spirit: The Liminality of Pedagogical Relationships'
Todd S. (2014) 'Between Body and Spirit: The Liminality of Pedagogical Relationships' In: Re-Imagining Relationships in Education: Ethics, Politics and Practices. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Education Incarnate'
Todd, Sharon (2016) 'Education Incarnate'. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 48 (4):405-417 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Creating TransformatibveSpaces'
Todd, S. (2015) 'Creating TransformatibveSpaces'. Philosophical Inquiry in Education, [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'The 'Veiling' Question: On the Demand for Visibility in Communicative Encounters in Education'
Todd, S. (2011) 'The 'Veiling' Question: On the Demand for Visibility in Communicative Encounters in Education'. Philosophy of Education Yearbook, 2010 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'On the Limits of Preparing for Democratic Living, or the Need for an Imperfect Education'
Todd, S. (2007) 'On the Limits of Preparing for Democratic Living, or the Need for an Imperfect Education'. To be added, 27 (1):62-65 [Details]
2006 'Unveiling Cross-cultural Conflict: Gendered Cultural Practice in Polycultural Society'
Todd, S. (2006) 'Unveiling Cross-cultural Conflict: Gendered Cultural Practice in Polycultural Society'. Philosophy of Education Yearbook, 2005 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 ''Like Travellers Navigating an Unknown Terrain': Seyla Benhabib on Rights and Borders of Belonging'
Todd, S. (2006) ''Like Travellers Navigating an Unknown Terrain': Seyla Benhabib on Rights and Borders of Belonging'. Utbildning & Demokrati, 15 (1):109-118 [Details]
2005 'What is the Use of the Teacher?'
Todd, S. (2005) 'What is the Use of the Teacher?'. Philosophy of Education Yearbook, 2004 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Teaching with Ignorance: Questions on Social Justice, Empathy and Responsible Community'
Todd, S. (2004) 'Teaching with Ignorance: Questions on Social Justice, Empathy and Responsible Community'. Interchange, 35 (4):337-352 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Listening as Attending to the Echo of the Otherwise: On Suffering, Justice and Education'
Todd, S. (2003) 'Listening as Attending to the Echo of the Otherwise: On Suffering, Justice and Education'. Philosophy of Education Yearbook, 2002 :405-412 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Introduction: Levinas and the Question of Implication'
Todd, S. (2003) 'Introduction: Levinas and the Question of Implication'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 22 (1):1-4 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'A Fine Risk to be Run? The Ambiguity of Eros and Teacher Responsibility'
Todd, S. (2003) 'A Fine Risk to be Run? The Ambiguity of Eros and Teacher Responsibility'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 22 (1):31-44 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Utbildning som Rättvisa Praktik'
Todd, S. (2002) 'Utbildning som Rättvisa Praktik'. Utbildning & Demokrati, [Details]
2002 'On Not Knowing the Other, or Learning from Levinas'
Todd, S. (2002) 'On Not Knowing the Other, or Learning from Levinas'. Philosophy of Education Yearbook, 2001 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Guilt, Suffering and Responsibility'
Todd, S. (2001) 'Guilt, Suffering and Responsibility'. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 35 (4):597-614 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 ''Bringing More than I Contain': Ethics, Curriculum and the Pedagogical Demand for Altered Egos'
Todd, S. (2001) ''Bringing More than I Contain': Ethics, Curriculum and the Pedagogical Demand for Altered Egos'. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 33 (4):431-450 [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Introduction: Shifting education's philosophical imaginaries: relations, affects, bodies, materialities'
Todd S.;Jones R.;O'Donnell A. (2016) 'Introduction: Shifting education's philosophical imaginaries: relations, affects, bodies, materialities'. Gender and Education, 28 (2):187-194 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Facing Uncertainty in Education: Beyond the Harmonies of Eurovision Education'
S. Todd (2016) 'Facing Uncertainty in Education: Beyond the Harmonies of Eurovision Education'. European Educational Research Journal, 15 :619-627 [Details]
2015 'Experiencing Change, Encountering the Unknown: An Education in Negative Capability' in Light of Buddhism and Levinas'
Todd, S (2015) 'Experiencing Change, Encountering the Unknown: An Education in Negative Capability' in Light of Buddhism and Levinas'. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 49 :240-254 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Creating Transformative Spaces in Education: Facing Humanity, Facing Violence'
Todd, S. (2015) 'Creating Transformative Spaces in Education: Facing Humanity, Facing Violence'. Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 23 (1):53-61 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Between Body and Spirit: The Liminality of Pedagogical Relationships'
Sharon Todd (2014) 'Between Body and Spirit: The Liminality of Pedagogical Relationships'. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 48 :231-245 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Introduction to Passion, Commitment and Justice in Education'
Sharon Todd (2014) 'Introduction to Passion, Commitment and Justice in Education'. ETHICS AND EDUCATION, 9 :39-41 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 '“A Subtle Pedagogy: A Response to Megan Laverty.”'
Sharon Todd (2014) '“A Subtle Pedagogy: A Response to Megan Laverty.”'. Ethics and Education, 9 :54-57 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 '“Becoming Present in Context: the politics of the gap in educational transformation”'
Sharon Todd (2011) '“Becoming Present in Context: the politics of the gap in educational transformation”'. European Journal of Education, 10 :363-366 [Details]
2011 'Educating Beyond Cultural Diversity: Redrawing the Boundaries of a Democratic Plurality'
Sharon Todd (2011) 'Educating Beyond Cultural Diversity: Redrawing the Boundaries of a Democratic Plurality'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 30 :101-111 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 '“Going to the Heart of the Matter'
Sharon Todd (2011) '“Going to the Heart of the Matter'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 30 :507-512 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 '“Can There be Pluralism without Conflict?”'
Sharon Todd (2010) '“Can There be Pluralism without Conflict?”'. Philosophy of Education Yearbook, 2009 :51-59 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 '“Living in a World of Dissonance: Toward an Agonistic Cosmopolitics for Education.”'
Sharon Todd (2010) '“Living in a World of Dissonance: Toward an Agonistic Cosmopolitics for Education.”'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 29 :213-228 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 '“Universality and the Daunting Task of Cultural Translation.”'
Sharon Todd (2009) '“Universality and the Daunting Task of Cultural Translation.”'. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 43 :18-23 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 '“The Belated Time of Reading, or Inconsolable Ethics.”'
Sharon Todd (2009) '“The Belated Time of Reading, or Inconsolable Ethics.”'. Philosophy of Education Yearbook, 2008 :67-71 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 '“Democracy, Education and Conflict: Rethinking Respect and the Place of the Ethical.”'
Sharon Todd & Carl Anders Säfström (2008) '“Democracy, Education and Conflict: Rethinking Respect and the Place of the Ethical.”'. To be added, 3 (1) [IR Link] [Details]
2007 '“Teachers Judging without Scripts, or Thinking Cosmopolitan.”'
Sharon Todd (2007) '“Teachers Judging without Scripts, or Thinking Cosmopolitan.”'. Ethics and Education, 2 :25-38 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 '“Promoting a Just Education: Dilemmas of Rights, Freedom and Justice.”'
Sharon Todd (2007) '“Promoting a Just Education: Dilemmas of Rights, Freedom and Justice.”'. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 39 :592-603 [IR Link] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2015 Philosophy East/West: Exploring Intersections between Contemplative and Educational Practices
Sharon Todd; Oren Ergas (Ed.). (2015) Philosophy East/West: Exploring Intersections between Contemplative and Educational Practices Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. [DOI] [Details]
2014 Re-Imagining Relationships in Education: Ethics, Politics and Practices
Griffiths M.;Hoveid M.;Todd S.;Winter C (Ed.). (2014) Re-Imagining Relationships in Education: Ethics, Politics and Practices Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2014 Introduction.
Griffiths M.;Hoveid M.;Todd S.;Winter C. (2014) Introduction. Editorial [Details]