As a Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and president of Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed, Carol Lloyd’s teaching is designed to show educators how the ways in which they teach can provide or deny opportunities for their students to be empowered in society. Currently, she is working closely with an urban school district that wants to improve math and science achievement for students. She sees the major obstacle as getting teachers to understand how achievement must be determined by the usefulness of mathematical and scientific knowledge, by considering the political context of education, and by knowing their students.
Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed is an organization dedicated to eliminating oppression. Lloyd and colleagues moved this institution from a yearly conference to a viable, non-profit organization. With educators, community activists, and activist artists, she connects education and theatre to encourage and provide possibilities for oppressed peoples.