Denise Egéa is Professor of Education at Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Education, (NU GSE), Astana, Kazakhstan, and Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA. Before joining NU GSE in August 2014, she was W. H. "Bill" LeBlanc Alumni Association Endowed Professor, and Director of the French Education Center for Research and Teacher Education, School of Education at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA.
Denise Egéa’s primary areas of scholarship are in theory and philosophy of education, curriculum theory, critical theory, cultural studies, and the paradigm of complexity. Her research interests also include foreign/ second/ additional language education, bilingual / bicultural and immersion programs, and intercultural communication, as well as educational research, in particular narrative inquiry, oral history, biography, currere, and action research. In the coming years, she will focus more specifically on the unique contexts of Kazakhstan and, more broadly, Central Asia.
Her numerous publications include Derrida & Education (co-editor Gert Biesta), Levinas and Education: At the Intersection of Faith and Reason, both published by Routledge of London, and more than 100 articles and book chapters. She has delivered over fifty keynotes and guest lectures at universities in the US and a score of other countries. She is a fellow in the Philosophy of Education Society, and her awards include, from the US, the LSU Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, the LSU Outstanding Faculty Contribution to Women's and Gender Studies, and the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence. From France, she received the International "Trophées FEMMES 3000," for outstanding achievement in social and cultural action outside France, and was named Chevalier then Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Ministry of Education and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
EDUC 720 Philosophy of Education
• Egéa, D. (section ed. – 7 chapters) (to be published 2018) “Urban Education in Central Asia”, in AESA International Handbook of Urban Education, Second Edition. Netherlands: Springer. Invited.
• Egéa, D. (2015) “Cosmopolitanism and Education: Of Philosophy and the Teaching of Philosophy.” In M. Papastefanou (section ed.) Eurocentrism, Post-Colonialism, Cosmopolitanism, and Other isms. SECTION II, Economics, Politics, Law. In Y. Espiña (ed.) Images of Europe, Past, Present, Future. Porto, Portugal: Universidade Católica Editora. pp. 1387-1393.
• Egéa, D. (2015). “Cultural Crossroads and the Challenge of Education in Europe: Paths to Integration or Multiculturalism?”. In D.Egéa and M. Lemettais (section Eds) Europe, a Perennial Crossroads. SECTION V, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, Psychology, Religion. In Y. Espiña (ed.) Images of Europe, Past, Present, Future. Porto, Portugal: Universidade Católica Editora. Porto, Portugal: Universidade Católica Editora. pp. 1229-1235.
• Egéa, D. (in press). The Commodification of Education: Ethico-Political Issues in the Global Marketing of Knowledge. In R. Mitchell (ed.) Internationalization & Education: Breaking Boundaries. Routledge.
• Egéa, D. (2015). Intersubjectivity Revisited. In M. Moses (ed.) Philosophy of Education 2014. Philosophy of Education Society University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2014) The Nursery and Biopolitics of Care. In C. Mayo (ed.) Philosophy of Education 2013. Philosophy of Education Society University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. p. 425-426.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2013) The Gordian Knot: Education in a Time out of Joint. In E. Theodoropoulou (ed.) Philosophie de l’éducation: Discours, Aspects, Trajets. Athens, Greece: Ed. Pedio.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2013). Education as Iteration: More Than an Echo. In C. Ruitenberg (ed.) Philosophy of Education 2012. Philosophy of Education Society University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. p. 352-354.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2012) Educational Rights: Language Rights and Rights to a Plural Education. In N. Ng-A-Fook (ed.) Reconsidering Canadian Curriculum Studies, Ottawa, Canada: University of Ottawa Press. p. 107-117.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2012) Provoking Curriculum Studies in Multicultural Societies. In N. Ng-A-Fook (ed.) Reconsidering Canadian Curriculum Studies, Ottawa, Canada: University of Ottawa Press. p. 137-146.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2012) Philosophie de l’éducation aux États-Unis : Scène contemporaine et nouveaux enjeux. In A.M. Drouin Hans (ed.) Philosophie de l’Education : Itinéraires Américains. Paris, France: L'Harmattan.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2012) Derrida's Legacy of Faith and Responsibility: The Right to Humanities. In L. Stone and J. Marshall, Handbook on Postructuralism and Education. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2011) Facing the Veil in Education: Todd and the “Veiling” Question. In G. Biesta (ed.) Philosophy of Education 2010. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. p. 357-359.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2010) Understanding the European Identity through Derrida. In H. Frendo (ed.) The European Mind: Narrative and Identity. Malta: Malta University Press. Vol. II, Part 4. p. 221-227.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2010) Levinas’s Ideal of Justice and Education. In H. Frendo (ed.) The European Mind: Narrative and Identity. Malta: Malta University Press. Vol. I, Part 3. p. 667-673.
• Egéa-Kuehne, D. (2010) Serres’s New Landscape of Knowledge. In G. Bottà and M. Harmanmaa (Eds), Language and the Scientific Imagination, Helsinki, Finland: University of Helsinki Carhu. http://hdl.handle.net/10138/15210. No page numbers.