Michael Goodhart, a full professor in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Global Studies Center, was awarded one of six Diversity in Curriculum Awards this month from the Office of the Provost.
After the 2016 election, Michael Goodhart overhauled his American Political Thought course after recognizing that the traditional approach to teaching the course focused on the dominant discourse of freedom. To better emphasize the ways in which exclusion and marginalization have impacted a common understanding of freedom, Goodhart significantly revised the course. By eliminating some material, he freed up several weeks to show that the classical conception of freedom is predicated on slavery and exclusion, as well as expanded and reworked the class unit on African-American political thought.
Profiles on all six winners are available via @Pitt.