Resilience Studies in Spain

It is a pleasure to be visiting Spain (first Madrid, and then on to Granada, and finally Malaga) as my first research trip in the RESUPERES project, an EU Erasmus Plus initiative for interdisciplinary and comparative study of resilience in higher education.

We look forward to developing a clearer understanding of how the Norwegian and arts components of the project will integrate with the rest of this initiative with partners in Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Serbia.



Doctoral Defense in Luxembourg

It was a pleasure to serve this week on the PhD examining committee for Dr. Miwa Chiba at University of Luxembourg. Chiba’s dissertation is titled Comparing Inclusive (Music) Education in Luxembourg and Japan, a study that contributes to the fields of inclusive education, comparative education, and music education policy studies. My role was as the external examiner along with Kanae Nishioka from Kyoto University. Chiba's dissertation supervisor was sociologist of education Justin Powell, and other committee members included Damien Sagrillo and Christina Siry. 

University of Luxembourg is a multilingual public research university with a growing profile, and its Belval campus features unique architecture built around the impressive historic structures of what had been Europe’s largest center for steel manufacture.

Dr. Chiba has articles appearing in various research journals as well as a chapter in the book Comparative and Decolonial Studies in Philosophy of Education.

Congratulations to Dr. Miwa Chiba!