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See photos from this special Expanding Equity in Educational Research event

On Thursday, May 16, 2024, the UC Davis School of Education and the Graduate Group in Education presented a special panel showcasing critical, diverse disciplinary perspectives in education from three exceptional pre-tenure scholars. Emerging Scholars: Expanding Equity in Educational Research took place at the UC Davis International Center, and featured scholars Aris Moreno Clemons, Harper B. Keenan, and Kristyn Lue.

Aris Moreno Clemons is an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics in the Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures Department of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and specializes in the intersections between language, race, and identity. Overarchingly, Aris questions the linguistic mechanisms—repetitions, stance taking, tropicalizations, etc.—responsible for the (re)construction and maintenance of racializing and marginalizing ideologies. Her recent publications deal with Dominican race making in public forums, making space for bilingualism in English-Only classrooms, and expanding current disciplinary methods and theoretical frames towards liberatory justice for Black language users.

Harper B. Keenan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia, where he serves as the Robert Quartermain Professor of Gender and Sexuality in Education. Dr. Keenan’s work examines how adults guide children to make sense of the social world. His primary goals as an academic are to contribute to the education of young children and their teachers, and to shift public thinking about children and childhood. He was a 2022 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. His work has been published in academic journals like Educational Researcher, the Harvard Educational Review, and Teachers College Record and has been featured in popular press outlets like Teen Vogue, NPR, and NBC National News.

Kristyn Lue is a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the Rossier School of Education, where she works with Dr. Julie Posselt in the Equity in Graduate Education Resource Center. She is also the Project Coordinator for the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) Research Hub. Her research foregrounds critical theoretical perspectives to understand how socialization and cultural norms consolidate and reproduce power along racialized hierarchies in STEM environments—and how this reproduction might be disrupted in order to advance racial equity and justice in the STEM fields. Lue earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a Fey-Graeber Fellow in the Center for Mathematics Education and a 2023 Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellow. She was also a semi-finalist for the 2024 AERA Division J Dissertation of the Year Award.

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