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 - 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: https://go.wisc.edu/givenslecture


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


Carl A. Grant Scholars | Using Critical Design Thinking to Create Emancipatory Research Agenda

Lesley-Ann Noel, Teaching Fellow, Stanford University

April 1, 2019, 12 - 1 pm, Educational Sciences, Room 259


CAG Lecture & ITP Seminar | Identity, Engagement & Learning Math: Unpacking the Process of Becoming

Jennifer Langer-Osuna, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

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


Carl A. Grant Scholars:  #BlackOnCampus, Campus Racial Climates & Black Men’s College Exper

Derrick R. Brooms, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

January 28, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00, Educational Sciences, Room 259


Future Ready: Why Schools Will Matter in the Digital World

S. Craig Watkins, Professor of Radio-Television-Film and the Center for African and African American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

November 5, 2018, Noon - 1:00, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street