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UTSA hosts guest lecture on race and gender in relation to school reform

Adrienne Dixson

Adrienne Dixson, associate professor, The Ohio State University

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(March 2, 2011)--The UTSA African American Studies program and the Women's Studies Institute will host Adrienne Dixson, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University, for a presentation on "This Woman's Work: Choice, Race and Gender in Post-Katrina School Reform," at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 3 in the University Center Hidalgo Room (2.214) on the UTSA Main Campus.

Dixson is an associate faculty member in the Department of African American and African Studies and the Department of Women's Studies. She also is an affiliated faculty member in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity.

Dixson has an extensive publication record in the areas of educational equity, the culturally relevant teaching practices of black women teachers, race and urban education.

Her most recent publications include "Democracy Now? Race, education and Black Self-Determination," "Tyranny of the Majority: Re-enfranchisement of African American Teacher Educators Teaching for Democracy International Studies in Qualitative Research Journal" and "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens: Black Women Teachers and Professional Socialization."

Currently, she is editing the book "Researching Race in Education: Policy, Practice and Ethnography." In 2006, she co-edited the book "Critical Race Theory in Education: All God's Children Got a Song," which received the Critics Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association. She has been guest editor of several academic journals and has served on a number of editorial review boards.

Dixson received the Kappa Delta Pi/AERA Division Early Career Research Award from the American Educational Research Association and the 2009 Fire and Focus Award at The Ohio State University for her teaching in the area of equity and education.

She received a Bachelor in Music Theory and Composition degree from Youngstown State University in Ohio, a master's degree in educational studies from the University of Michigan and a doctoral degree in multicultural education and curriculum studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

 

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