Dr. Christopher Kline

Professor, Educational Leadership

Race and diversity in education, multicultural education, education and globalization, history and philosophy of education, popular youth culture, (and its relationship with schools/education) urban youth culture, hip-hop culture

2007, Ph.D Indiana University
2002 M.A. Ball State

American Educational Research Association, Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (Secretary/Treasurer), American Educational Studies Association

Co-Editor, Philosophical Studies in Education


Kline, K. (2014). You Better Lose Yourself!: Reformulated Praxis Theory, Spirituality, and Hip-Hop Aesthetics. Gardner L., Porfilio, B. & Roychoudhury, D. (Eds.), See You at the Crossroads: Hip Hop Scholarship at the Intersections: Dialectical Harmony, Ethics, Aesthetics, and Panoply of Voices (pp.75-92). Boston, MA: Sense Publishing.

Kline, K. (2014). Death, Rust Cohle, and Education. Philosophy of Education 2014.

Book Chapter — “Beyond Utopianism and Pessimism: Teaching ‘Prophetic Pragmatism’s’ Tragic Sense” in Unsettling Beliefs: Teaching Theory to Teachers, Josh Diem, Robert Helfenbein (eds.), 2008

Kip Kline, “Radical Hermeneutics, Adolescence, and 21st Century Critical Pedagogy,” in Bradley Porfilio and Curry Malott (eds.), Critical Pedagogy: The Next Generation, (IAP, forthcoming, 2010).

Kip Kline, “Word on the Street: Philosophy, Critical Ethnography, and Urban Youth Culture,” in Barbara Dennis, Lucinda Carspecken, and Phil Carspecken (eds.), Qualitative Research: A Reader in Philosophy, Core Concepts, and Practice, (forthcoming).


Kline, K., & Blanken-Webb, J. (2014, September). Education and the flight to sanity. Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, Dayton, OH.

Kline, K., & Knight-Abowitz, K. (2015, March). Imagining ourselves in the future: toward an existential ethics for teachers in the accountability era. Philosophy of Education Society, Memphis, TN.

Presentation at 4th International Conference on Diversity and Globalization in Education, Spokane, WA, 2008 — “Beyond the Friendly World of Food and Folklore: Globalization and the Critical Multicultural Teacher”

“A Counternarrative of Subversion and Resistance:,” (with Brad Porfilio and Lauren Hoffman), New York State Foundations of Education Association, 2010.

“Leave No Corner Behind”: The Inherent Critique of Community in Season Four of HBO’s The Wire, American Educational Studies Association, 2009.

“Representation and Social Difference: A Radical Hermeneutic Critique of American Teen,” Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education, 2009

Phil Smith Endowed Lecturer at Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, Dayton, OH, 2007 —“Black Existentialism and Youth Culture: Examining the Cipher from Doo-Wop to Hip-Hop”


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