Loyola University Maryland

Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE)

November Guest Lecturer

The Center for Innovation in Urban Education at Loyola University Maryland welcomes Dr. David Stovall.

Research, Race, Class and Praxis in the "End Times":  Moving Towards the Nexus of Struggle and Community Engagement  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6-7:30 p.m.
McGuire Hall West
Lecture & Q&A
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Reception: 5- 6 p.m. McGuire Atrium
The lecture is partially a response to Zizek's assertion that the vast majority of people in the world have been reduced to disposable surplus labor by corporate and state structures.  By focusing these concerns in the current educational moment, Stovall seeks to provide an analysis of the use of justice-oriented research strategies in authentic collaboration with community driven efforts to secure quality education.  Applying his findings to the current conditions in Baltimore, Stovall suggests synergies between his work in other urban school districts.
David Stovall, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  His scholarship investigates four areas 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) concepts of social justice in education, 3) the relationship between housing and education, and 4) the relationship between schools and community stakeholders. In the attempt to being theory to action, he has spent the last ten years working with community organizations and schools to develop curriculum that address issues of social justice.  His current work has led him to become a member of the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School of Social Justice High School design team, which opened in the Fall of 2005. Furthering his work with communities, students, and teachers, Stovall is involved with youth-centered community organizations in Chicago, New York and the Bay Area.  In addition to his duties and responsibilities as an associate professor at UIC, he also serves as a volunteer social studies teacher at the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School for Social Justice.

Recent presentation by Dr. Stovall at Northern Illinois University's College of Education: