The Center for Race and Public Education in the South
The Center for Race and Public Education (CRPES) in the South conducts and supports empirical research on a variety of issues that lie at the intersection of race, education, and schooling in the southern United States. CRPES advances research that illuminates the causes, consequences, and potential means of ameliorating disparities in African American youth's educational experiences and achievement. This interdisciplinary center will bring together education scholars from history, psychology, philosophy, and sociology to investigate the many facets of these disparities.
The Center for Race and Public Education in the South also recognizes that the complex history of race and public schooling has implications for a range of other student populations in contemporary US schools. Specifically, the educational experiences of students from immigrant and refugee backgrounds are inextricable from the larger history of race and education in the American South. Thus, the Center will also include in its mission the schooling experiences of other students of color, in particular those from transnational backgrounds.
Symposium: Re-envisioning Race and Education in the New South
October 9-10, 2018, we will host Gloria Ladson-Billings, 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, 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 and others at a 2-day symposium.
Featured Faculty at CRPES
Assistant Professor Bass was recently interviewed about racial stereotypes and the blockbuster movie Black PantherWatch
Associate Professor Palacios studies low-income, minority or immigrant populations and children's development.Learn More
Derrick P. Alridge Professor and Director, CRPESRobert Q. Berry, III Professor of EducationJuan C. Garibay Assistant ProfessorPatrice Preston Grimes Associate Professor of EducationPaul C. Harris Assistant ProfessorDiane M. Hoffman Associate ProfessorNatalia Palacios Associate ProfessorChauncey Smith Assistant Professor of EducationAntoinette R. Thomas Associate ProfessorStanley C. Trent Associate Professor of EducationRachel L. Wahl Assistant ProfessorDerick J. Williams Associate Professor, Program Area DirectorJoseph Williams Associate Professor of EducationJoanna Lee Williams Associate Professor
2017-18 Walter N. Ridley Lecture
A Lecture by Beverly D. Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College
April 10 @ 4pm
Newcomb Hall Theater
2017-18: Rachel Wahl Lecture
The Pen Mightier than the Sword? Educational Approaches to Transforming Police-Community Relations
March 13 @ 12pm
Holloway Hall in Bavaro Hall
2017-18: Ibram X. Kendi Lecture
Racist Ideas in America: From Slavery to Black Lives Matter
March 23 @ 2pm
University Baptist Church