Ed.D. Fireside Chat- SP20
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
"(Re)Imagining Black Boyhood: Strategies for Relational Learning at School"
Joseph Derrick Nelson, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Swarthmore College, and affiliated faculty with the Black Studies Program, and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. He is also a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives at the University of Pennsylvania. His research to date has explored how race and gender stereotypes influence the identity development of high-achieving Black boys during childhood and early-adolescence. These multi-year projects have led to publications with Teachers College Record, Harvard Educational Review, the Psychology of Men and Masculinity, and guest co-editing a special issue on boys' education with the Journal of Boyhood Studies.
His forthcoming book, "Unjust Resilience: Black Boyhood, Academic Success, and the Middle School Years" (Harvard Education Press) is derived from a three-year study of African-American boys' resilience to be successful middle school students, and develop identities that resist negative stereotypes of Black boys and men, all while navigating racism and poverty in their neighborhood communities.