Susan Searls Giroux, PhD


Associate Vice-President, Faculty
Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Location: University Hall 203
Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. 24672

  • Research
  • Profile
Critical theory, race/ethnic studies, globalization, cultural studies, radical theories of education, and modern and postmodern American literature
Susan Searls Giroux is Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Her most recent book, /Between Race and Reason: Violence, Intellectual Responsibility, and the University to Come/, came out in August 2010 with Stanford University Press. She is also the author, with Henry A. Giroux, of /Take Back Higher Education: Race, Youth and the Crisis of Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Era/ (Palgrave, 2004) and, with Jeffrey T. Nealon,/ The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences/ (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003). A revised, expanded edition of /The Toolbox/ is due out in August of 2011. Additionally, she has published numerous articles on US racial politics, the persistence of racism in the post-civil rights era, the history and politics of the university, and anti-racist pedagogy, which have appeared in Third Text, Social Identities, The CLR James Journal, JAC, Works and Days, Cultural Critique, College Literature and Tikkun. Dr. Giroux is currently the director of the Masters Program in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory in the department of English and Cultural studies. She has been Managing Editor of the interdisciplinary Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies for over a decade.