Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) brings an interdisciplinary scholarly focus to the major factors that influence educational attainment, especially for underserved children.
The RILE program trains students to become national leaders in conducting research on how race, inequality, and language intersect to make both ineffective and effective educational opportunities.
RILE is a doctoral cross-area specialization. RILE students specialize within their program of study: Curricular Studies and Teacher Education (CTE); Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS); or Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS). RILE offers a coordinated curriculum as well as a common working space, the RILE seminar, for discussing issues of race, culture, language, and poverty.
In addition to the doctoral cross-area specialization, RILE convenes faculty and students on the local, national, and international levels. These convenings provide learning opportunities for RILE students as well as a chance to bring visibility to RILE scholarship.
Throughout the school year RILE hosts scholars to share knowledge and discuss emerging research in the field. Many of these presentations are open to the public, while RILE students and faculty have their own opportunity to engage more deeply with guest speakers.
Each fall, RILE hosts a conference that brings together scholars from a range of disciplines. This convening promotes RILE scholarship and highlights research and practice at the intersection of race, inequality, and language in education.
Meet some of the faculty, students, and alumni who make up the GSE community.