Beyond Barriers: Challenging Persistent Educational Inequalities in a New Hybrid World
The annual conference on Race, Inequality, and Language in Education brings together local, national, and international scholars to share their research and to elevate the work of Stanford GSE faculty and students.
The 2021 conference took place virtually from October 4-8. Our fully virtual conference featured keynote presentations and expert panels discussing timely issues, including the pandemic's impact on the education landscape as well as persistent inequalities.
October 4, 2021
Dr. Stacey J. Lee is the Frederick Erickson WARF 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 education in the incorporation of immigrants into the United States. She is the author of Unraveling the Model Minority Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth and Up Against Whiteness: Race, School and Immigrant Youth.
Dr. Eujin Park is an IDEAL Provostial Fellow for Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. Dr. Park draws upon Critical Race Theory, Asian American Studies and community-engaged research to examine how Asian American youth and families negotiate with race in and through educational institutions.
Dr. OiYan Poon is an associate professor affiliate at Colorado State University in the School of Education. In her research, she focuses on the racial politics of Asian Americans as well as affirmative action, and systems and practices in college admissions and enrollment management.
Tom Shimura, known by his stage name Lyrics Born, is a Bay Area rapper with a career spanning over a decade. Lyrics Born’s music is a reflection of his multicultural upbringing and his latest single, "ANTI," raised funds for and brought awareness to the #StopAAPI campaign.
Dr. Francis A. Pearman is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Professor Pearman's research focuses on how poverty and inequality shape the life chances of children, especially in rapidly changing cities.
Dr. Dominique Baker is an assistant professor of education policy at Southern Methodist University. Her research focuses on the way that education policy affects and shapes the access and success of minoritized students in higher education. Her work and expertise have been highlighted by The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio.
Dr. Dania Francis is an assistant professor of economics at University of Massachusetts Boston. Her current research involves using experimental and quasi-experimental methods to identify structural causes of racial and socioeconomic academic achievement gaps. More broadly, Dr. Francis’ research interests include examining racial and socioeconomic disparities in education, wealth accumulation, and labor markets.
Dr. Jacob William Faber is an associate professor of sociology and public service at New York University. He leverages observational and experimental methods to study the mechanisms responsible for sorting individuals across space, and how the distributions of people by race interact with political, social, and ecological systems to create and sustain inequality.
Dr. Daniel Mato is a professor at the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero and principal researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research. He holds the UNESCO Chair “Higher Education and Indigenous and Afro-descendant Peoples in Latin America” and has authored numerous publications on culture, politics, power, and racism in higher education.
Dr. Silvio Almeida is an associate professor of law and philosophy at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil, where he directs the Inclusion and Diversity Project, which prepares Black students for careers in major law firms. He is associate professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Business Administration and author of Structural Racism and many other publications.
Dr. Farzana Saleem is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Dr. Saleem’s research examines the influence of racial stressors and culturally relevant practices (e.g., racial socialization) on the psychological health, academic success, and well-being of Black adolescents and other youth of color.
Dr. Tyrone Howard is the Pritzker Family Endowed Chair and professor in the School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research addresses race, culture, access, and educational opportunity for minoritized student populations. Professor Howard is a member of the National Academy of Education, and an American Educational Research Association Fellow.
Dr. Subini Ancy Annamma is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Her research critically examines the ways students are criminalized and resist that criminalization through the mutually constitutive nature of racism and ableism, how racism and ableism interlock with other marginalizing oppressions, and how these intersections impact youth education trajectories in urban schools and youth prisons. Further, she positions students as knowledge generators, exploring how their narratives can inform teacher and special education.
Dr. Cheryl E. Matias is a professor and director of secondary teacher education at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on race and ethnic studies in education with a theoretical focus on critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, critical pedagogy, and feminism of color. Specifically, she uses a feminist of color approach to deconstruct the emotionality of whiteness in urban teacher education and how it impacts urban education.