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 students 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 Humanities as Pre-Qualitative Research

Samuel Rocha, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia

April 19, 2018, Noon - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Featuring Shirin Vossoughi

Shirin Vossoughi, Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy

March 6, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers

Mica Estrada, Carl A. Grant Visiting Scholar, Asst Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Health & Aging, University of California San Francisco

February 23, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 Orchard Street


Against the Prison Pipeline: Laboring for Love, Toward Justice, with Joy

Crystal Laura, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, Chicago State University

December 4, 2017, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl. A. Grant Scholars Lecture Featuring Karida Brown

Karida Brown, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCLA

September 25, 2017, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Featuring Stafford Hood

Stafford Hood, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

April 6, 2017, Noon - 1 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Featuring Jamel K. Donnor

Jamel K. Donnor, Associate Professor, School of Education, The College of William and Mary

March 30, 2017, Noon - 1 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl A. Grant Lecture: Teaching to and Through Social Justice

Manya Whitaker, Assistant Professor, Colorado College

February 7, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl A. Grant Lecture: School Privatization and Black Teacher Decline

Terrenda C. White, Assistant Professor Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice, University of Colorado

December 6, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl A. Grant Lecture: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

Roberto Gonzales, Assistant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education

May 6, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Carl A. Grant Lecture: Multi-modal Voicing & Scale in Documentary Media

Eva Lam, Associate Professor, Learning Sciences, Asian American Studies, Northwestern University

April 28, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl A. Grant Lecture: The National Education Agenda and the Role of Innovation

James T. Minor, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

February 29, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 Orchard Street


Carl A. Grant Lecture: Supporting Young English Learners and Their Teachers

Celia Genishi, Professor Emerita of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

October 21, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl A. Grant Lecture: Cultivating Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Chezare A. Warren, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University

October 6, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl A. Grant Lecture: Exploring the Benefits of Ethnic Diversity, from Birth to Old Age

Adrienne Nishina, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, University of California, Davis

April 9, 2015, 12:00 to 1:00 pm , Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street