PLENARY SPEAKERS

FRIDAY, February 22, 2019

Morning Plenary:  "Views By Two"

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Stacey J. Lee is Professor of Educational Policy Studies and a faculty affiliate in Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the role of formal and informal education in the incorporation of immigrant youth into the US. She has written extensively on schooling and the racialization of students from Asian American immigrant and refugee backgrounds. She is the author of Unraveling the Model Minority Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth and Up Against Whiteness: Race, School & Immigrant Youth.

 

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Fabienne Doucet, PhD is Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Urban Education in the department of Teaching and Learning at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (on leave) and Program Officer at the William T. Grant Foundation. She is also an affiliated faculty member of the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, Institute for Human Development and Social Change, and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.Doucet has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from UNC-Greensboro and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation. A critical ethnographer who was born in Spain, raised in Haiti, and migrated to the United States at the age of ten, Doucet specifically studies how taken-for-granted beliefs, practices, and values in the U.S. educational system position linguistically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse children and families at a disadvantage, and seeks active solutions for meeting their educational needs.

 

Evening Plenary:

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Na'ilah Suad Nasir is the sixth President of the Spencer Foundation which supports research about education. She was a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley from 2008-2017 where she served as Vice-Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley from November 2015. Nasir earned her PhD in Educational Psychology at UCLA in 2000, and was a member of the faculty in the School of Education at Stanford University from 2000 – 2008. Her work focuses on issues of race, culture, learning, and identity. She is the author of Racialized Identities: Race and Achievement for African-American Youth and has published numerous scholarly articles. Nasir is a member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In 2016 she was the recipient of the AERA Division G Mentoring Award.

 

SATURDAY, February 23, 2019

Morning Plenary:  On the Other Side of Invisibility: Community-based Inquiry from within Indigenous Educational Contexts

 

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Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz is Vice President for Program Initiatives at the American Indian College Fund in Denver, Colorado. Yazzie-Mintz, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, earned degrees from Arizona State University (B.S. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Ed.D. in Learning and Teaching). Since 2011, Yazzie-Mintz has designed and directed the College Fund’s Tribal College and University (TCU) Early Childhood Education Initiatives. Yazzie-Mintz’s research has focused on documenting Native teachers’ instructional practices and conceptions of culturally-appropriate curriculum, contributing to growing evidence-based practices that are inclusive of Native epistemology, language, and tribally-defined outcomes. In 2016, she was acknowledged for her contributions to education as the 2016 Recipient of the Harvard University Alumni Council Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education. In 2017, Yazzie-Mintz was appointed by President Barack Obama as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences.

 

Evening Plenary: Panel on "The Past, Present, and Future of Ethnography"

 

Dr. Katrina Bartow Jacobs

Dr. Ed Brockenbrough

Dr. Frederick Erickson

Dr. Maria Paula Ghiso

Dr. Kathleen D. Hall

Dr. Nancy H. Hornberger

Dr. Jie Park

Dr. Krystal Strong