Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 257–263 | Cite as

Hospitality and Embodied Encounters in Educational Spaces

  • Claudia W. Ruitenberg


This short paper responds to the essays by Shilpi Sinha, Shaireen Rasheed, and Lyudmila Bryzzheva. It considers how racial inequality between teachers and students affects the possibilities of educational hospitality, both in cases of white teachers teaching racialized students and in cases of racialized teachers teaching white students. The response takes a phenomenological turn, considering the relative vulnerability of bodies that encounter each other in educational spaces which, themselves, are not neutral.


Hospitality Race Embodiment Materiality Privilege 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Studies, Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons, Faculty of EducationThe University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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