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Marvin J Berlowitz

Title: Professor
Office: 480B TEACHER-DYER
Tel: 513-556-3608
Email: marvin.berlowitz@uc.edu

Dr. Marvin J. Berlowitz is a Professor of Educational Studies and the Director of the Urban Center for Social Justice, Peace Education,and Research. He was one of the founding members of the Peace and Justice Studies Association in 2001 and is active in the Peace Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, in which he serves as the Assistant Program Director. His most recent book, African American Peace Leaders: A Documentary History is grounded in his research interests in creating a culturally responsive curriculum for Peace Education. His Racism and the Denial of Human Rights: Beyond Ethnicity won the American Educational Studies Association's Critic's Choice Award and deals with issues related to urban education. Other awards include the Weight Overstreet Humanitarianism Award from the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP, and another for recognition of his "work for world peace and social justice," by the Cincinnati Center for Peace Education. He also produced and directed a video entitled Reflections of Peace and Justice Leaders, available on You-Tube. To learn more about his Center see http://www.cech.uc.edu/ucsjpers

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), Berlowitz, Marvin, Ohio School Conflict Management On-Line Course, Ohio Department of Education. (OSP01157), $10,000.00. 07/16/2001 to 12/15/2001. Status: Closed.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Berlowitz, M. J., & Jackson, E. R. (2009). Multicultural historiography as a vehicle for overcoming the marginalization of peace education. Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 4 (1), 58-63.
  • Berlowitz, M., Hutchins, B., Jenkins, D., Mussman, M., & Schneider, C. (2006). Oppositional culture and the delusion of colorblindness. Multicultural Learning & Teaching, 1(2), 35-43.
  • Berlowitz,M.J. (2006). The exclusion and distortion of African American perspectives in peace education. Educational Studies, 39(1), 5-15.
  • Berlowitz,M.J. (2002). Eurocentricity as a barrier to peace studies progress. Peace Review, 14(1), 61-67.
  • Berlowitz,M.J. (2000). Racism and conscription in the JROTC. Peace Review, 12(3), 393-398.
  • Berlowitz, M., & Frye, R. (1995). Review essay of The Clockwatchers. The Theatre Journal.

Published Books

  • Berlowitz, M., Jackson, E., & Long, N. (2003). Reflections of African American peace leaders 1898-1960s: a documentary history. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Publishers.
  • Berlowitz, M., Burgess, H., & Robinson, J. (1998). Study guide for reflections of peace & justice leaders. Wilmington, OH: Wilmington College Peace Resource Center.
  • Berlowitz, M., & Knitta, D. (1996). An evaluation of conflict resolution in the Cincinnati Public Schools 1995-1996. Cincinnati, OH: Center for Peace Education.
  • Berlowitz, M., Kmitta, D., Clemons, M., & Burkes, M. (1996). The dialectics of racism and imperialism: a case study of the struggle against expansion of JROTC in the public schools. Wilmington, OH: Wilmington College Peace Resource Center.
  • Berlowitz,M. (1996). The dialectics of racism and imperialism: the expansion of JROTC as a component of educational reform. Wilmington, OH: Wilmington College Peace Resource Center.
  • Berlowitz, M. J., & Edari, R. (. (1984). Racism and the Denial of Human Rights: Beyond Ethnicity. Minneapolis: MEP Publications (Co-Editor).
  • Berlowitz, Marvin J. (In Progress). Anti-Racist Pedagogy..
  • Berlowitz, M. J., & Chapman, F. (1980). U.S. Educational System: Marxist Approaches. (Co-Editor).
  • Berlowitz, M. J., & Morgan, C. (. (1987). Racism, Imperialism and Peace: Selected Essays by Herbert Aptheker. Minneapolis: MEP Publications (Co-Editor).

Book Chapters

  • Berlowitz, M., & Long, N. (2008). Battleground Schools. In Mathison, S.; Ross, E.W. (Eds.), Military in Schools (pp.421-428). Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press.
  • Berlowitz, M., & Long, N. (2003). In education as enforcement: the militarization and corporatization of schools. In Saltman,K.; Gabbard,D. (Eds.), The proliferation of JROTC: Educational reform or militarization? New York: Routledge.
  • Berlowitz, M., & Watts, I. (1999). Knowledge and power in the global economy. In Gabbard,D. (Eds.), Desegregation (pp.131-140). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Berlowitz, M., & A Watts, I. (1998). Redefining moments: power/knowledge & the politics of educational meaning. In Gabbard,D. (Eds.), Neo-liberal idelogy, desegregation, and capitalist reproduction Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.
  • Berlowitz, M. (2007). Militarism in Schools. In Mathison, Sandra & Ross, E. Wayne (Eds.), Battleground Schools Boston, MA: Praeger.
  • Berlowitz, M. (2007). Universal moral imperatives or multiple strategies in the struggle for liberation?. In Multicultural Education and Teaching (Eds.),.

Encyclopedia Articles

  • Berlowitz, M. (2008). Peace Education. Encyclopedia of Educational Foundations
  • Berlowitz, M. (2008). JROTC. Encyclopedia of Educational Foundations

    Other Publications

    • Berlowitz, M. Burgess, H. Robinson, J (1998). Study guide for reflections of peace & justice leaders. Wilmington, OH: Wilmington College Peace Resource Center.
    • Berlowitz, M., & Knitta, D. (1996). An evaluation of conflict resolution in the Cincinnati Public Schools 1995-1996. Cincinnati, OH: Center for Peace Education.
    • Berlowitz, M., Kmitta, D., Clemons, M., & Burkes, M. (1996). The dialectics of racism and imperialism: A case study of the struggle against expansion of JROTC in the public schools. Wilmington, OH: Wilmington College Peace Resource Center.
    • Berlowitz, M. (1996). The dialectics of racism and imperialism: The expansion of JROTC as a component of educational reform. Wilmington, OH: Wilmington College Peace Resource Center.

    Presentations & Lectures

    Invited Presentations

    • Berlowitz, M.J. (04-2007). Oppositional Culture Theory and the Delusion of Colorblindness in the New Millennium: A Critique Grounded in the Dialetics of Race and Class American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
    • Berlowitz, M. J. (11-2005). Oppositional culture viewed as cultural deficit theory American Educational Studies Association, Charlottesville, VA.
    • Berlowitz, M.J. (11-2005). The persistence of radical disparities in academic symposium American Education Studies Association, Charlottesville, VA.
    • Berlowitz, M.J. (11-2001). Eurocentricity as a barrier to peace studies - symposium American Educational Studies Association, Miami, FL.
    • Berlowitz, M.J. (10-2007). Defining Resistance Against Racism as Pathology Scientific Racism and the Dismantling of the Brown Decision at the American Educational Studies Association, Cleveland, OH.

    Paper Presentations

    • Berlowitz, M. (2009). Multicultural Historiography as a Vehicle for Overcoming the Marginalization of Peace Education. American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
    • Berlowitz, M. (2010). Rebel or Racist?: Deconstructing the Political Ideology Underlying the Exhibition of the Confederate Flag. American Educational Research Association.
    • Berlowitz, M. (2010). Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC): Myths and Realities. American Educational Research Association.

    Symposium

    • Berlowitz, M. (2010). Reducing the Marginalization of Peace Education by Ending the Ideological Hegemony of Identity Politics . American Educational Research Association Conference. Level: National.
    • Berlowitz, M. (2009). The Eurocentric Bias of Peace Education as an Explanation for its Marginalized Status in Public Education . American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. Conference. Level: National.
    • Berlowitz, M. (2009). Tyranny of Neo-Liberalism on Education . American Educational Research Association, San Diego. Conference. Level: National.