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Key Professional Appointments

Associate Professor Educational Policy Studies/Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003 - present

Assistant Professor Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997 - 2003

Visiting Assistant Professor Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois,Urbana-Champaign, 1994 - 1996

Instructor/Visiting Scholar Program in Cultures,Idea, and Values/Comparative Literature, Stanford University, 1991 - 1994

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Education

Ph.D., Philosophy of Education, Stanford University, 1991

M.Ed., Theoretical Linguistics, Stanford University, 1983

M.A., Literature, Punjab University, 1974

B.A., Philosophy/History, Punjab University, 1970

Visiting Scholar, Neurophilosophy, Department of Philosophy

Visiting Scholar, 2005, Neurophilosophy, Department of Philosophy

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Awards, Honors, Associations

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent Center for Teaching Excellence, 2011 - 2015

Awardee Travel Grant to present at the East African Bienalle, University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, November, 2009, Scholars Travel Fund, 2009 - 2009

Awardee Travel Grant to the Department of Philosophy, Theatre, and The Arts, University of Ghent, Belgium, 2008., Scholars Travel Fund, 2008 - 2008

Awardee Travel to the University of Paris, Paris, 2007., Scholars Travel Fund, 2007 - 2007

Awardee Travel Grant, Scholar's Travel Fund, VC Research Office, UIUC, 2006 - 2006

Awardee Scholars Travel Fund, Office of VC Research, UIUC, 2005 - 2005

Awardee Scholars Travel Fund, Office of VC Research, UIUC, 2003 - 2003

Awardee National Endowment for the Humanities, 2002 - 2002

Junior Fellowship Social Science Research Council, 1985 - 1985

Research & Service

My research straddles philosophy of language (both Analytic and Continental) and mind, aesthetics, and international education. I have a strong interest in Kantian value theory as it relates to aesthetics,cognition,and human rights education. Currently, I am working in the areas of Kant's theory of judgement, Neuro-aesthetics, and Education, and Environmental Aesthetics.I am the Editor for the Journal of Aesthetic Education, and serve as the Chair of Education for the American Society for Aesthetics.

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Publications

Dhillon, P. (2017). “Buddhism and Education: Educating for Right Speech’”. Reader in Philosophy of Education ( pp. 169-185). Cape Town, South Africa: JUTA press.

Dhillon, P. (2016). Cosmopolitan Patriotism: Moral Education Through Kant and Walt Whitman. Contemporary Philosophies,Theories, Vol. 9, : Cosmopolitanism: Educational, Philosophical and Historical Perspectives ( pp. 89-104). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Press.

Dhillon, P. (2016). “Cosmopolitan Patriotism: Moral Education through Kant and Walt Whitman“ in Marianna Papastephanou (editor), Comopolitanism: Educational, Philosophical and Historical Perspectives, (Springer Press, 2. “Cosmopolitan Patriotism: Moral Education through Kant and Walt Whitman“ in Marianna Papastephanou (editor), Comopolitanism: Educational, Philosophical and Historical Perspectives, (Springer Press, 2 ( pp. 83-109). Switzerland: Spriner Press.

Dhillon, P. (2016). Naturalizing Aesthetics: Moderate Formalism and Global Education. Neuroscience and Education: A Philosophical Appraisal ( pp. 128-143). New York, New York, Routledge Publishers, USA: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education.  link >

Dhillon, P. 1. A Kantian Approach to Global Art History: The Case from Indian Modern Art. Studies in Chinese Aesthetics, 30.

Dhillon, P. At Home: Somaesthetics and Re-education in Architecture from a Global Perspective.

Dhillon, P. Dhillon, P. Thinking through Pictures A Kantian Reading of Amrita Sher-Gil’s Self-portrait as Tahitian. Woman's Eye, Woman's Hand: Making Art and Architecture in Modern India, edited by D. F. Ruggles, Zubaan Press, 2014 ( pp. 163-183). New Delhi/Zubaan Press, India: Zuban Press/University of Chicago Press.  link >

Dhillon, P. Kant: The Art of Judgment. London: Philosophy, Continuum Press.

Dhillon, P. The Somaesthetic Sublime: Varanasi in Modern and Contemporary Indian Art. Bodies in the City: Somaesthetics of the City ( pp. 18). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Publishers.

Dhillon, P. (2019). Colonial Discourse/Postcolonial Theory: The Case from World Englishes. Handbook of World Englishes, 2nd Edition ( pp. 30). Oxford/Hoboken/New Jersey, U.K./United States: Wiley-Blackwell.

Dhillon, P. (2013). "A Kantian Approach to Global Art History: The Case from Modern Indian Art". The Many Faces of Beauty University of Notre Dame Press.

Dhillon, P. (2013). "A Kantian Approach to Global Art History: The Case from Modern Indian Art,". The Many Faces of Beauty University of Notre Dame Press.

Dhillon, P. (2012). Postmodernism and globalization. Encyclopedia of global Studies Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Pubications.

Dhillon, P. (2010). "Levi-Strauss or Sartre?: Kant and the Savage Mind," in My Favorite Levi-Strauss. My Levi Strauss, edited by Dipankar Gupta, Yoda/Cambridge University Press ( pp. 89-100). Yoda Press.

Dhillon, P. (2010). The role of education in freedom from poverty as a human right. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 43 (3), 249–259.

Dhillon, P. (2009). Aesthetic Education. A Companion to Aesthetics, Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Dhillon, P. (2009). Colonial Discourse/Postcolonial Critique: The Challenge from World Englishes. Handbook of World Englishes Oxford, UK: Blackwell-Wiley.

Dhillon, P. (2009). Pilgrimage as Representation of Spatial Complexity. Pilgrimage: Sacred Landscapes and Self-Organized Complexity Delhi, India: DK Printworld.

Dhillon, P. (2007). "A Kantian Conception of Human Rights Education,". CRITICAL ISSUES IN GLOBAL EDUCATION Kluwer Academic Press.

Dhillon, P. (2003). Ethics in language: The case from world Englishes. World Englishes, 22 (3), 217-228.

Dhillon, P. (2000). The Sublime Face of Just education. Lyotard: Just education ( pp. 111-124). New York: Routledge.

Dhillon, P. (1996). Of Fractious Traditions and Family resemblances in Philosophy of Education. Philosophy of Education, 142-143.  link >

Dhillon, P. "International Organizations and Education," in the International Encyclopedia of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Major Reference Works, Elsevier Limited. International Encyclopedia for Social and Behavioral Science, edited by James D. Wright, Sage Publications, 2014 Oxford, U.K: Sage Press.

Dhillon, P. At Home: Somaesthetics and Re-education in Architecture from a Global Perspective. Journal of Contemporary Pragmatism, 30.

Dhillon, P. Dhillon, P. Thinking through Pictures A Kantian Reading of Amrita Sher-Gil’s Self-portrait as Tahitian. Woman's Eye, Woman's Hand: Making Art and Architecture in Modern India, edited by D. F. Ruggles, Zubaan Press, 2014 ( pp. 163-183). New Delhi/Zubaan Press, India: Zuban Press/University of Chicago Press.  link >

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Presentations

At Home: Somaesthetics and Re-Education in Architecture (2014). Department of Philosophy, Fudan University: Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

"Examples of Moral Perfectionism from a Global Perspective." (2014). Department of Philosophy, Fudan University: Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

" A Kantian Approach to Global Art History: The Case from Indian Modern Art." (2014). Department of Philosophy, Fudan University: Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

World art history: The challenge from Indian art (2012). Urbana-Champaign.

Somaesthetics: Reading images through naturalized aesthetics (2012).: New York.

"Environmental Aesthetics and Education," (2012). Department of Education: Stockholm University, Sweden.

Minding art: Moderate formalism and global museums (2011).: New York.

Who's afraid of backward causation? Response to the James Fisher memorial essay (2003).: San Francisco.

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Grants

Fellow National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, "Arts, Mind and Cognition", University of Maryland,

Principal Investigator For travel to present at the British Society for Aesthetics meeting, at Oxford University, Scholars Travel Fund,

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Service

Editorial Board Journal of Somaesthetics, 2015 - present

Contributing Editor Book Series: Global Aesthetic Literacy, Rowman Littlefield, 2014 - present

Reviewer for a book on Aesthetics Routledge Falmer, 2012 - 2012

Editor University of Illinois Press, 2011 - 2011

Chair, Graduate Awards Committee Graduate Awards Committee, 2010 - 2011

Editor for the Journal of Aesthetic Education University of Illinois Press, 2010 - 2010

Chair, Committee for Aesthetic Education Committee for Aesthetic Education, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, Providence, Rhode Island, October 2005., American Society for Aesthetics, 2005 - 2005

Editor Journal invited to join JSTOR, University of Illinois Press, 2005 - 2005

Reviewed funding proposal Campus Research Board, 2003 - 2003

Editor, Journal of Aesthetic Education, University of Illinois Press 2001 - present

Editor, The Journal of Aesthetic Education University of Illinois Press, 2001 - present

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Courses

Aesthetic Education (EPS 413) Theoretical introduction to the problems involved in teaching critical appreciation of the arts; examines materials from aesthetics, art history, and criticism for their relevance to the problems of aims, curriculum, organization, and teaching-learning. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

Foundations of Aesthetic Ed (EPS 520) Philosophical approach to the problems of teaching for appreciation in formal education; appraisal of the status of aesthetic education, its nature and function, and its relation to other types of education.

Education and Human Rights (EPS 529) Introduces students to varieties of definitions of citizenship - ranging from nation-specific practices and obligations to human rights-based global citizenship - and their relationship to globalized education and public problem solving. Readings include canonical texts on political organization and responsibilities as well as contemporary theories discussing transnational, global, and cosmopolitan citizenship. Also covers the challenges and promises of diversity, statelessness and non-citizenship participation, particularly in educational concerns but also more broadly. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.

ClimateJustice & Hum Rights Ed (EPS 590) Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. May be repeated.

Dhillon, Pradeep

Associate Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

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