Re-envisioning Race and Education in the New South

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Event Location: 
Alumni Hall & Abbott Center Auditorium

Center for Race and Public Education in the South Symposium:

Re-envisioning Race and Education in the New South


Tuesday, Oct 9th

8:45 am-10:00 am: Graduate Student Poster Session

10:15 am-11:30 am: Center and Institute Directors: “New Directions in the Study of Race and Education in the United States”

11:45 am-12:55 pm: Working lunch with Center Directors (70-minute lunch with 5-min break)

1:00 pm-2:15  pm: Race, Achievement, and Culturally Relevant Education 

2:30 pm-3:45 pm: Race and the Moral and Civic Formation of Children in Schools (sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture)

4:00 pm: Lecture. Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Alumni Hall

Wednesday, Oct 10th

10:00 am- 11:00: A Conversation with James Anderson

11:00 am-12: 30 pm: Higher Education and Race in the 21st Century

12:30-1:30 Lunch with panelists

1:30 pm-3:00 pm: History of Race and Education in the South

4:00 pm -6:00 pm, Dr. James D. Anderson, Abbott Center Auditorium, The UVA Inn at Darden


All events in Holloway Hall unless otherwise stated.


Keynote Speakers

October 9, 4 pm, Alumni Hall

Lecture: "Hot Sauce in My Bag Swag: Hybridity, Complexity, and Fluidity in 21st Century Racial Identity." 

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and faculty affiliate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She was the 2005-2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education. She is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children and Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms, and numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is the former editor of the American Educational Research Journal and a member of several editorial boards. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards including the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, the NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson outstanding research award. During the 2003-2004 academic year, she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. In fall of 2004, she received the George and Louise Spindler Award from the Council on Anthropology and Education for significant and ongoing contributions to the field of educational anthropology. She holds honorary degrees from Umeå University (Umeå Sweden), University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and the University of Alicante (Alicante, Spain). In 2016, Professor Ladson-Billings was elected President of the National Academy of Education.


October 10th, Abbott Center Auditorium, UVA Inn at Darden

Lecture: “Citizenship, Immigration, and National Identity: Civic Education on the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the 14th Amendment”

James D. Anderson is dean of the College of Education, the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Education; and affiliate Professor of History at the University of Illinois. His scholarship focuses broadly on the history of U.S. education, with specializations in the history of African American education in the South, the history of higher education desegregation, the history of public school desegregation, and the history of African American school achievement in the 20th century. His book, The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935, won the American Educational Research Association outstanding book award in 1990. He is senior editor of the History of Education Quarterly. Anderson has served as an expert witness in a series of federal desegregation and affirmative action cases, including Jenkins v. Missouri, Knight v. Alabama, Ayers v. Mississippi, Gratz v. Bollinger, and Grutter v. Bollinger. He served as an adviser for and participant in the PBS documentaries School: The Story of American Public Education (2001), The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (2002) and Forgotten Genius: The Percy Julian Story. He was elected to the National Academy of Education in 2008. In 2012, he was selected as a Fellow for Outstanding Research by the American Educational Research Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. In 2013, he was selected Center for Advanced Study Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois.