Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series

The School of Education and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research sponsor the Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series, formerly known as the Visiting Minority Scholar Lecture Series. Grant, who joined the UW–Madison School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction more than 30 years ago and serves as the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education, has written about and worked with teachers and administrators throughout his career to improve student achievement, knowledge and skills in multicultural social justice, culturally responsive curriculum development and teaching. The goal of this lecture series is to enhance awareness of minority scholars and their work in education on and beyond our campus, and to promote scholarly interest and collaborations in multicultural educational topics.

Past Events

Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture: The Intersectionality of Educating Black Students in Michigan: Public School Finance, Racial Segregation, and Housing Policy

Phillip Caldwell II, Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University, College of Education

March 10, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Educational Sciences Room 259

Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture: How Student Voice Revived My Scholarship & Soul

Jamaal Matthews, Associate Professor, Combined Program in Education and Sociology, University of Michigan

February 24, 2023, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., 259 Educational Sciences

Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture: Systemic, integrative, and transformative: The vision and goals of anti-racist early childhood education

Kerry-Ann Escayg, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha

February 21, 2023, Noon to 1:00 p.m., 259 Educational Sciences

Epistemic exclusion as a barrier to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in academia.

NiCole T. Buchanan, Ph.D., Professor, Michigan State University

October 3, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 259 Educational Sciences

Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture - Integrating Social Science and Behavioral Genetics to Understand the Antecedents and Consequences of Racial Discrimination

Dr. Juan Del Toro, Research Associate at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), University of Pittsburgh

April 15, 2022, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Central Time, Educational Sciences Room 259

Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture - Rethinking Racial Domination in Education: A Critical Approach

Quentin Wheeler-Bell, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education, Indiana University

March 7, 2022, Noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time, Educational Sciences Room 259 and on Zoom.

The Fugitive Life of Black Teaching: A History of Pedagogy and Power

Jarvis R. Givens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education Faculty Affiliate, African & African American Studies Harvard University

September 24, 2021, Noon-1pm, Wisconsin Idea Room - 159 Education Building, Zoom link:

CAG | Theorizing Educational Justice: Political & Educational Considerations

Winston C. Thompson, Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Philosophy, The Ohio State University

March 22, 2021, 1-2 pm Central Time on Zoom, Zoom Virtual Presentation

CAG | Countering Narratives About English Learners in Mathematics

Zandra de Araujo, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Missouri

February 3, 2021, 11 am - Noon, Zoom Virtual Presentation

CANCELLED | Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture |  April 16, 2020

Winston Thompson, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology

April 16, 2020, 12 - 1 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building

CANCELLED | Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture |  March 23, 2020

Zandra de Araujo, Associate Professor, University of Missouri College of Education

March 23, 2020, 12 - 1 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building

CANCELLED FOR PUBLIC: The Power of Humanizing Pedagogy on Minoritized Youth

Jessica Stovall, PhD student in Race Inequality and Language in Education program, Stanford University

March 12, 2020, Noon - 1pm, Educational Sciences Room 259

CAG | Teaching and Attending to Culture, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Program Evaluation

Ayesha S. Boyce, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro

February 3, 2020, 12 - 1 pm & 1 - 2 pm, Room 253, Educational Sciences Building

CAG Lecture | Toward an Understanding of Working Memory & Math Performance In & Out of the Classroom

Dana Miller-Cotto, Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh

May 2, 2019, 12 - 1:00, Educational Sciences, Room 259

Carl A Grant Scholars Lecture

Jennifer Morton, Associate Professor, The City College of New York

April 15, 2019, 12 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences, Room 259