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. 

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

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