Advisor: Joshua W. Clegg
Chris is a 3rd year doctoral student in the Critical Social/Personality Psychology Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. His research focuses on the various ways in which conceptual frameworks and implicit ideologies are formalized and perpetuated by institutions and internalized and resisted by people. He has carried out research that examines how educators negotiated a newly implemented teacher evaluation program and how these negotiations manifested as experiential narratives. He has also conducted historical research on experiential and personal research methods prior to qualitative methodology’s emergence in the field of psychology. In addition to being a scholar and practitioner of qualitative methods, he is also interested in pedagogical practice. Over the past decade he earned Masters degrees in both education and psychology and taught a variety of courses at the secondary and college level. He is currently teaching in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at John Jay College.
James Christopher Head (2016): From the bottom-up: New York City teacher evaluation and the narration of mediated institutional assault, Critical Studies in Education, DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2016.1214159
1st Doctoral Exam: THE CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF DEINDIVIDUATION: THE PROBLEM OF SUBJECTIVITY IN A DEPERSONALIZED PSYCHOLOGY
2nd Year Research Project: TEACHERS’ ACCOUNTS OF THE LIVED CONSEQUENCES OF CONSEQUENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITY