Op-Eds and Interviews

A Call to Action: The Bakersfield Police Department-Community Collaborative,” (with NaTesha Johnson, Mark Martinez, Traco Matthews, and Greg Terry), an op-ed in The Bakersfield Californian on establishing a police reform initiative for the City of Bakersfield.

Reflecting on White Privilege and Taking Action,”an op-ed in The Bakersfield Californian on recognizing white privilege and taking constructive action. 

Michael Burroughs on Children & Agency,” a discussion with Dr. Myisha Cherry on the UnMute Podcast.

Debate on The Ralph Bailey Show,” a debate and response to critiques of Dr. Angela Davis’ April 2019 visit to the Kegley Institute of Ethics and California State University, Bakersfield.

One on One: Dr. Michael D. Burroughs, PhD, director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics,” an interview with Robert Price, Senior Editor of the Bakersfield Californian, on ethics education, community engagement, and the Kegley Institute of Ethics.

Community Voices: Institute Prepares Teachers to Help Students,” (with Dr. Brittney Beck), an op-ed in The Bakersfield Californian regarding the SEEDE Institute, a research and outreach initiative to support social-emotional learning and ethics education in early childhood classrooms. 

Humanities in Class: How to Think and Learn in the Humanities,” (with Allison Cohen), a chapter in this National Humanities Center open-access book on key practices and qualities of philosophy for a public audience.

How to Think Like a Philosopher in the Digital Age” (with Allison Cohen), a podcast on philosophy and technology for the National Humanities Center. 

“The Real Question Is, ‘Why Not Pre-College Philosophy?,’” a post on the value of philosophy and the humanities in K-12 schools for the Blog of the American Philosophical Association, 2017.

“Why Philosophy? Why Now?,” a White Paper on the value of philosophical education in pre-college classrooms, 2016.

Interview with Engaged Philosophy, a discussion on civically-engaged philosophy and the Philosophical Ethics in Early Childhood program.