Annual <em>Brown</em> Lecture in Education Research
Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research
AERA Selects Lori Patton Davis to Deliver 2021 Brown Lecture in Education Research

Lori Patton Davis, professor of higher education and student affairs at Ohio State University—and an influential scholar known for her cross-cutting scholarship on African Americans in higher education, critical race theory, diversity initiatives on college campuses, Black girls and women in educational and social contexts, and college student development—has been selected by AERA to present the 2021 Brown Lecture in Education Research. This public lecture will take place virtually on Thursday, October 21, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET. Register here.

A highly respected and accomplished researcher, Davis is the co-author and co-editor of several important books on college student development and the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other academic publications appearing in highly regarded venues such as the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Higher EducationUrban Education, and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Her research has been cited in multiple publications and funded by grants from the Spencer Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the American Psychological Foundation, and numerous other organizations. Read more

Seventeenth Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research


The 2020 Brown Lecture—“The Segregation Pandemic: Brown as Treatment or Placebo?”was given by William F. Tate IV, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at the University of South Carolina, and a leading expert on the intersections between education, society, and public health. Dr. Tate's 30-minute lecture was immediately followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A. The lecture was given virtually on October 22, 2020. View the event program

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.

Past Brown Lectures in Education Research
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2020 Brown Lecture

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