SPEAK! Series featuring Dr. Leigh Patel! Distinct yet connected: Identity and Collective in a Settler Society

6:00 PM  - 7:30 PM
Tuesday Nov 14, 2017
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Join the Department of Multicultural Life to hear from Dr. Leigh Patel, an interdisciplinary researcher, educator, and writer.  Her work addresses the narratives that facilitate societal structures. With a background in sociology, she researches and teaches about education as a site of social reproduction and as a potential site for transformation. Dr. Patel works extensively with societally marginalized youth and teacher activists. Prior to working in the academy, Professor Patel was a journalist, a teacher, and a state-level policymaker. Across all of these experiences, her focus has been on the ways that education structures opportunities in society, and the stories that are told about those opportunities. 

Dr. Patel has authored dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters and has been a consistent voice in educational policymaking and policy analysis over a number of years. She is a recipient of the June Jordan Award for scholarly leadership and poetic bravery in social critique. She is a national board member of Education for Liberation, a long-standing organization dedicated to transformative education for and by youth of color. 
ProfessorPatel is currently working on her next book entitled, "To study is to struggle: Higher education and settler colonialism."


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This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: Multicultural Life (Dept. of)

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