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Dr Tony Carusi PhD, MA, BA

Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies

Institute of Education

As a Senior Lecturer of Educational Studies in the Institute of Education, my background in social theory and philosophy informs my research and teaching interests in education theory and policy analysis. My work looks at the commonsensical, unquestioned routines and practices within the field of education, from pedagogy to policy-making, and the historically-situated, discursive processes whereby these routines and practices persist, particularly involving those processes that appear natural in spite of critical resistance efforts. 

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 0800 627 739 ext. 84316
    Location: Room CV 2.02, Collinson Village
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Georgia State University (2011)
  • Master of Arts - Boston College (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Emory University (1998)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Education policy

Sociology of Education

Educational Theory

Politics of Education

Rhetoric and Philosophy

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Education (130000):
Education Policy (160506):
Education Systems (130100):
History and Philosophy of Education (220202): History and Philosophy of Specific Fields (220200): History of Ideas (220209): History of Philosophy (220210): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000):
Policy and Administration (160500): Social Theory (160806): Sociology (160800): Sociology of Education (160809): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Outputs

Journal

Carusi Jr, F., Rawlins, P., & Ashton, K. (2018). The ontological politics of evidence and policy enablement. Journal of Education Policy. 33(3), 343-360
[Journal article]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F., Rawlins, P.
Carusi, FT. (2017). Why Bother Teaching? Despairing the Ethical Through Teaching that Does Not Follow. Studies in Philosophy and Education. 36(6), 633-645
[Journal article]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi, FT., Rawlins, P., & Ashton, K. (2018). The ontological politics of evidence and policy enablement. Journal of Education Policy. 33(3), 343-360
[Journal article]Authored by: Ashton, K., Carusi Jr, F., Rawlins, P.
Carusi, FA. (2014). Lost in conflation: An argument for the ambivalence of hegemony in educational studies. Critical Questions in Education. 5(1), 9-25 Retrieved from https://academyforeducationalstudies.org/journals/journal/
[Journal article]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi, FT. (2014). Book Review: C. Lubienski & Lubienski, S. (2014). The public school advantage: Why public schools outperform private schools. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 49(1)
[Book Review]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi Jr, FA. (2014). Lost in Conflation: Reorienting the Concept of Hegemony in Educational Studies. Critical Questions in Education. 5(1), 9-25 Retrieved from http://education.missouristate.edu/AcadEd/default.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi, T. (2010). Reconsidering Common Sense: Vico and Education. Philosophy of Education Yearbook. , 168-176
[Journal article]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.

Book

Carusi, FA. (2016). Social imaginaries and schooling. In . Michael A. Peters (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. (pp. 1 - 6). : Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi, FT. (2013). Dyst(r)opia: The Tropological Operations of Dystopia and Education Policy. In Dystopia and Education. (pp. 51 - 67). : Information Age Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Boyles, D., Carusi, T., & Attick, D. (2009). Historical and critical interpretations of social justice. In W. Ayers, T. Quinn, & D. Stovall (Eds.) Handbook of social justice in education. (pp. 30 - 42). : Taylor & Francis
[Chapter]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.

Thesis

Carusi, FT. (2011). The Persistence of Policy: A Tropological Analysis of Contemporary Education Policy Discourse in the United States. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.

Report

Rawlins, P., Ashton, K., Carusi, T., & Lewis, E. (2015). Investing in educational success: An investigation of the evidence base.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Ashton, K., Carusi Jr, F., Rawlins, P.

Conference

Carusi Jr, F.Refusing teachers and the politics of instrumentalism in education policy. . Maynooth, Ireland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi Jr, F., & Szkudlarek, T.Adorno and Laclau: How Can Negative Dialectic Contribute to the Theory of Hegemony?. . Rome, Italy
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi, FA.What are teachers for? The politics of instrumentalism in education policy. . University of Gdansk
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi, FA.Ironies of enactment: Investing in educational success as a limit case for policy enactment. . Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi, FA.The ontological turn in education policy studies: Ontological politics and policy ontology. . Warsaw, Poland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi, FA.What ethical teaching? why bother?. . Warsaw, Poland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi, ., Wolgemuth, JR., Green, S., Agosto, V., Kearby, J., Riley, M., . . . Romano, J. (2015, April). It'll be more of the same, just worse: Dystopian future(s) of education assessment. Presented at American Educational Research Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi Jr, FA.Hegemonic Horizon/Queer Horizon: Politics of the Constitutive Outside.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi Jr, FA.From Part to Whole and Back Again: The Role of Synecdoche in the Persistence of Policy.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi Jr, FA. (2013, April). Dyst(r)opia: A Tropological Argument for Dystopia in Education. Presented at American Educational Research Association
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Backer, D., Biesta, G., Boyles, D., Carusi Jr, FA., Eastman, N., & Seltzer-Kelly, D. (2012, March). A Philosophy of Education Situated in the World. Presented at Philosophy of Education Society
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi Jr, FA., & Baez, B. (2012, February). The Political Right: Mourning, Melancholia, and the Death of the Public. Presented at 64th Southeast Philosophy of Education Society. University of Alabama, Birmingham.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.
Carusi Jr, FA., & Seltzer-Kelly, D.It’s What, not How You Say It: ‘Accountability and Assessment,’ Now We Can Teach.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carusi Jr, F.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 4 0

Courses Coordinated

  • 254.101 An Introduction to Social and Cultural Studies in Education
  • 254.201 Philosophy of Education
  • 254.304 Critical Theories of Education

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Leanne Romana - Doctor of Philosophy
    From at-risk to achi9.ving- preventing disciplinary exclusion
  • Timu Niwa - Doctor of Education
    Ma Wai Ke?: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Study on Teacher Enactment of the Ka Hikitia Policy
  • Karen Anderson - Doctor of Philosophy
    To what extent can Bourdieu's Theory of Practice (1972) contribute to our understanding of secondary principal practice in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Anne-Marie O'Neill - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Politics of Curriculum Change in Aotearoa New Zealand

Media and Links

Media

  • 30 Jan 2014 - Magazine
    The Listener
    Interview on NZ and US Education Policy

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