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

2023 Award Recipient  

Marc Lamont Hill
Temple University

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is the recipient of the 2023 Social Justice in Education Award. His book, Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity, is a forerunner to an entire genre of Hip-Hop in education scholarship. In addition to working with the ACLU’s Drug Reform Project, Dr. Hill has served as a political commentator for Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. Dr. Hill has hosted several television shows, including Our World with Black Enterprise. His forthcoming book, Schooling Against the Prison: Abolitionist Education in the Age of Incarceration, discusses how schools contribute to America’s obsession with punishment, and offers concrete alternatives to help his readers reimagine schools as spaces that enable dreaming, organizing, teaching, learning, and hope. Indeed, the thread weaving all of the aforementioned activities, is social justice.

Established in 2004, the Social Justice in Education Award honors an individual who has advanced social justice through education research and exemplified the goal of linking education research to social justice. The winner of the award will be invited to give the Social Justice Lecture at the following Annual Meeting. The AERA Social Justice Committee is charged by AERA Council with serving as the selection committee for this award.         

Past Recipients

2022 - Tyrone C. Howard
2021 - Sharon Fries-Britt
2020 - David Stovall
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 
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