Alfredo Artiles to Give <em>Brown</em> Lecture October 19 in D.C.—Register Now

September 2017

At AERA’s 2017 Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 19, Alfredo Artiles, the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education and Dean of Graduate Education at Arizona State University, will examine long-standing challenges and risks associated with conducting and using research on complex equity problems. He will explore these issues in the context of research on disability disparities that are historically linked to demographic markers such as race, social class, and gender.

Artiles’s program of interdisciplinary scholarship aims to understand how disability intersections with race, language, gender, and social class both enhance and perpetuate the stratification of educational opportunities.

This year’s public lecture, titled “Re-envisioning Equity Research: Disability Identification Disparities as a Case in Point,” will take place on October 19 at 6:00 p.m. ET at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

The lecture is open to the public and will be live-streamed online. To RSVP for in-person attendance, click here. To register for the live-stream, click here.

Artiles’s lecture addresses an intricate equity problem; disability identification is associated with academic achievement gaps, increased school dropouts, inequities in college access, differential job market opportunities, and reduced civic engagement. He will critique traditional studies on disability disparities and outlines three guidelines for the next generation of equity research: accounting for history in the production of knowledge, addressing how marginalized groups are depicted in studies, and investigating the multiple dimensions of identity differences.

At Arizona State, Artiles also directs the Equity Alliance. He has received numerous honors, such as the 2001 Early Career Award from AERA’s Committee on Scholars of Color in Education, the 2012 Palmer O. Johnson Award, and the 2017 Review of Research Award. He was elected in 2008 Vice President of AERA’s Division on the Social Contexts of Education and presented the AERA 2011 Wallace Lecture. In 2011, he was appointed by President Obama to the White House Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Artiles is an AERA Fellow, a former Spencer Foundation/ National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellow, and was a Resident Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

The Brown Lecture—now in its 14th year—was inaugurated by AERA in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took scientific research into account in issuing its landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar notable for producing significant research related to equality in education is invited to give this public lecture in Washington, D.C.

The Brown Lecture Selection Committee included The Brown Lecture Selection Committee included AERA President Deborah Loewenberg Ball, University of Michigan; AERA 2017 Past-President Vivian L. Gadsden, University of Pennsylvania; AERA 2016 Past-President Jeannie Oakes, University of California, Los Angeles; AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine; AERA Director of Professional Development and Diversity Officer George L. Wimberly; Social Justice Action Committee (SJAC) Chair Kofi Lomotey, Western Carolina University; and SJAC member Tabbye Chavous, University of Michigan.

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