“Not In My Neighborhood” Toward a Critical Race Reckoning with Higher Education
In this lecture, Dr. Lori Patton Davis will use Critical Race Theory to trace racist master narratives and events that have historically shaped and continue to perpetuate racism and white supremacy in higher education. She will offer a framework for understanding CRT in higher education and engage the audience in questions about the role and promise of critical race praxis in the academy.
Friday, April 26, 8:30-10:00am Doors open at 8:00am Gallagher Theater (inside the SUMC Food Court)
Lori Patton Davis, Ph.D. is a higher education scholar whose research agenda focuses on African Americans in postsecondary contexts, Critical Race Theory applied to higher education, college student development theory and the influence of campus environments on student experiences. Perhaps the most well-known researcher and scholar in the area of culture centers, she is the editor of the recently released book, Campus Culture Centers in Higher Education, which highlights various types of racial/ethnic specific culture centers in higher education, their continued relevance, and implications for their existence in relation to student retention and success. Patton Davis is affiliated with and highly involved in numerous professional associations in higher education and student affairs including the Association for the Study of Higher Education, American Educational Research Association, and the American College Personnel Association.