Stephen E. Slaner Bio
Slaner, Stephen E.
(b. ca. 1940), is an assistant professor of government at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Mass.
- where he has been teaching since 2006. He also teaches part-time at Northeastern University (since 1983) and Bunker Hill Community College (since 1992).
- He did his senior thesis at Brandeis University in 1964 under Marcuse on the concept of human nature in the radical wing of the French Enlightenment (Morelly, Mably, and Linguet). He also studied for part of the fall 1965 semester with Otto Kirchheimer in Columbia's Department of Public Law and Government, but sadly that was interrupted by Kirchheimer's death. Having settled for an A.B.D. from Columbia in political science, he went on to get an Ed.D. from Harvard in Learning & Teaching in 2004, where his thesis was on college teachers' use of film in the classroom as part of a Freirean strategy of conscientization.
07, 2005 Marcuse guestbook entry, also December
30, 2004"KATRINA: What the Hurricane Teaches Us about Race, Class, and Power in America," 2006 course syllabus (4 page pdf) "In Defense of Intolerance," paper presented at the 2007 Eastern Community College Social Science Association"The Use of Spike Lee’s Bamboozled to Promote Difficult Dialogues on Race," paper co-authored with Sandra Clyne, in: Human Architecture 6:1(2008), 7-16. (10 page pdf)
- "Using Film in the Liberal Arts Classroom as a Way of Motivating Students and Generating Discussion," 2009 paper (33 page pdf)