Teresa McCarty to Give 2015 <em>Brown</em> Lecture—Register Now to Attend or Watch Live Online
Teresa McCarty to Give 2015 Brown Lecture—Register Now to Attend or Watch Live Online

September 2015

At AERA’s 2015 Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 22, Teresa L. McCarty, a professor at the University of California–Los Angeles and world-renowned scholar on Indigenous language planning, policy, education, and revitalization, will examine hard-fought pathways toward educational justice forged by Indigenous educators, parents, leaders, and allies.

This year’s Brown Lecture, titled “So That Any Child May Succeed—Indigenous Pathways Toward Justice and the Promise of Brown,” will take place on October 22 at 6:00 p.m. 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, visit the AERA website.

McCarty’s address will focus on the larger colonial project in which Indigenous efforts are embedded, and the ways in which Indigenous initiatives are braided with those of others. She will conclude with ongoing challenges in fulfilling the promise of Brown—in particular, the simultaneous homogenizing and stratifying effects of current education policy—and what can be learned from diverse models of contemporary Indigenous education practice.

McCarty’s research and teaching focus on language education policy, indigenous/language minority education, youth language ideologies and practices, critical literacy studies, and ethnographic studies of education. Her book “To Remain an Indian”: Lessons in Democracy From a Century of Native American Education, coauthored with K. Tsianina Lomawaima, won the AERA Division G (Curriculum Studies) outstanding book award in 2007.

At the University of California–Los Angeles, McCarty is the George Kneller Chair in Education and Anthropology. She is also the Alice Wiley Snell Professor Emerita of Education Policy Studies, Justice and Social Inquiry, and Applied Linguistics, and former co-director of the Center for Indian Education at Arizona State University. Between 1989 and 2004, she served as professor and head of the Department of Language Reading and Culture, as interim dean of the College of Education, and as co-director of the American Indian Language Development Institute, all at the University of Arizona. She is a Kellogg Foundation National Fellow and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, the Society for Applied Anthropology, and the International Center for Language Revitalization.

The Brown Lecture—now in its 12th 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 AERA President Joyce King, Georgia State University; President-Elect 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  Estella M. Bensimon, University of Southern California; and two additional SJAC members, Denise Ward Hood, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Joseph P. Robinson-Cimpian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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