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Amanda Lewis, Professor, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Mann Library, 102
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Title of Talk: Educational Marketplaces, Race, & Opportunity Hoarding

Bio: Amanda E. Lewis is the Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and LAS Distinguished Professor of African American Studies and Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on how race shapes educational opportunities and on how our ideas about race get negotiated in everyday life. She has published several award winning books including (with co-author John Diamond) Despite the Best Intentions: Why racial inequality persists in good schools (Oxford University Press) and Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the color-line in classrooms and communities (Rutgers University Press ). Her research has appeared in a number of academic venues including Sociological Theory, American Educational Research Journal, Ethnic & Racial Studies, Urban Education, and Anthropology and Education Quarterly, The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, and The Du Bois Review.  She lectures and consults regularly on issues of educational equity and contemporary forms of racism.



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