CALS EDC lunch and learn: Supporting underrepresented students in higher education – Sept. 9

Members of the CALS community are invited to join the first session of the CALS Equity and Diversity Committee’s 2019-2020 Lunch and Learn Series. Please RSVP following the directions below.

Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Supporting Racially and Ethnically Underrepresented Students in Higher Education
Presentation by Rachelle Winkle-Wagner
September 9, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Steenbock Library BioCommons, Room 110A

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at UW–Madison as well as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of Afro-American Studies. She is a co-founder and co-director of the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER) Fellows Program, a doctoral training program created to promote diversity in the academy.

Winkle-Wagner’s research focuses on how students of color survive and thrive in college. This involves using sociological approaches to investigate how race and gender are manifested in gaining access to and persisting through college. At the CALS EDC lunch and learn event, she will discuss lessons learned from her research with students of color – at both the undergraduate and graduate levels – with with the goal of exploring better practices that could be implemented at UW-Madison and other institutions.

Winkle-Wagner is an author or editor of seven books including, “The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender, and Identity Among Black Women in College” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) and “Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Supporting Racially and Ethnically Underrepresented Students” (with Angela Locks, Routledge Press, 2020). Her seventh book, “Critical Theory and Data Analysis” (Routledge Press, 2019) is co-edited with two doctoral students, Jamila Lee-Johnson and Ashley Gaskew. Her work also has been published in journals such as Review of Educational Research, Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Race, Ethnicity & Education, and The Journal of Higher Education.

Free lunch will be provided, sponsored by the Biology Major. Please register at by Thursday, Sept. 5 so organizers can order the right amount of food. All are welcome. (NOTE: If you receive an error message and cannot access the registration form, make sure you are registering using your UW–Madison G Suite account. Click here to learn how to access that account.)

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