Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research
About the Annual Brown Lecture

The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing its landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar notable for producing significant research related to equality in education is invited to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C.

The 2015 AERA Brown Lecture will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Past Brown Lectures in Education Research
Webcasts Available 

Twelfth Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Amphitheater, Concourse Level
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Federal Building: photo ID required to enter


Teresa L. McCarty, a professor of education and anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles and professor emerita at Arizona State University, has been selected to present the 2015 AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research. McCarty’s research and teaching focuses on language education policy, indigenous/language minority education, youth language ideologies and practices, critical literacy studies, and ethnographic studies of education. Her book, “To Remain an Indian”: Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education, won the AERA outstanding book award in 2007. Read more in the news release

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