Social Justice in Education Award
Social Justice in Education Award
Social Justice in Education Award

2020 Award Recipient  

David Stovall
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. David Omotoso Stovall is a professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago(UIC). His interdisciplinary scholarship engages the social sciences, humanities, history, philosophy, curriculum and public policy to address unjust pressing educational and societal issues. Equally important, he has also volunteered to teach social studies for 13 years at the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School for Social Justice while also teaching at the university. Of particular note, are the humanizing and critical ways Dr. Stovall remains accountable to members with whom he partners with within schools and community-based organizations in the continuing struggle for justice. 

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the 40th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the 30th anniversary of the Lau v. Nichols decision, the Social Justice Action Committee launches a new award—the Social Justice in Education Award—and invites nominations of individuals who have advanced social justice through education research. The recipient of the award should exemplify the goal of linking education research to social justice.             

Past Recipients

2019 - James L. Moore III
2018 - Sylvia Hurtado
2017 - Estela Mara Bensimon
2016 - Kevin Kumashiro
2015 - Gloria J. Ladson-Billings
2014 - Michael A. Olivas
2013 - Jeannie Oakes
2012 - Daniel G. Solorzano
2011 - William C. Ayers
2010 - Carl A. Grant
2009 - Christine E. Sleeter
2008 - Sonia Nieto
2007 - Gary A. Orfield
2006 - Gwendolyn C. Baker
2005 - Jacqueline J. Irvine
2004 - James A. Banks 
Call for Award Nominations

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