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Which programs are strong in critical pedagogy, particularly those that don't require the GRE? I am interested in the general intersection of politics, society, and education with a particular focus (potential research interests) in the politics of neutralisation within schools, the neutralisation of the political in a fundamentally political institution, teaching as a political act, critiques of standards/standardisation/standardised testing, and related themes and topics. Think Michael Apple, Paulo Freire, Michel Foucault, and so on. Would rather not consider programs that require the GRE as I am not only against the GRE / standardised testing for ideological reasons, there are other quality (non-education) programs I am looking at that don't require the GRE.
I will be finishing my MA in Political Science in Fall of 2016/Spring 2017 (depending on questionable funding situation with my dept.). I've begun preparing the schools I will be applying to this winter, and am hoping to get some advice on which departments might fit my research interests. I'm not married to getting my PhD in Political Science, and am looking at Anthropology, Sociology, and History programs as well. However, I want to teach Political Theory courses, so Poli Sci is the field I am most interested in continuing my career in. My research has focused heavily on late career Foucault, as well as the Control Thesis of Deleuze. Using their concepts like discipline, control, technologies of power, govermentality, etc I have done in depth analyses of applied subjects. For instance, this year I am working on 3 major papers in this vein, one looking at contemporary Europe, another a literary topian comparison between Walden 2 and Brave New World, and the final being analysis of contemporary American governing practices. It is my hope to continue work on the final paper, using Foucauldian analysis to engage in a larger American Political Development work. I'm looking for a department that will be conducive to these kinds of projects. In addition, I am hoping to go somewhere with a qualitative focus, or at least somewhere that balances qual/quant requirements. I've done a bit of research and have a good list of potential places to apply. Does anyone have any further suggestions to look into? I know "help me hunt down a good qualitative program" is a common question, but I thought I should be more specific. Thanks in advance. Here are the departments I'm already considering, from a wide variety of USNWP rankings: Johns Hopkins University of Virginia University of Oregon University of Colorado Boulder University of Washington UC Berkeley (PSCI and Anthropology) Northwestern U of Minnesota Indiana U-Bloomington Wisconsin-Madison (PSCI and Sociology) Rice (anthropology)