On Becoming Sociocultural Mediators

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Sonia Nieto

About the Speakers

Sonia Nieto

Dr. Sonia Nieto has devoted her professional life to questions of diversity, equity, and social justice in education. With research focusing on multicultural education, teacher education, and the education of students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, she has written or edited eleven books and dozens of book chapters and journal articles, as well as a memoir, Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education. Her classic text, Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education is now in its 7th edition (the 5th-7th editions were co-authored by her friend and colleague Patty Bode). The first edition (1992) was selected for the Museum of Education Readers’ Guide as one of the 100 books that helped define the field of education in the 20th century. She has been profiled in Inside the Academy http://insidetheacademy.asu.edu/sonia-nieto

Dr. Nieto has received numerous awards for her scholarly work, activism, and advocacy, including 8 honorary doctorates. Elected as a Laureate of Kappa Delta Pi (2011), and a Fellow of AERA (2011), in 2015 she was also elected a member of the National Academy of Education. She is currently working on a book about teaching with her daughter, Alicia López, also a teacher.

Dr. Nieto will join us for an informal lunch, which will be provided by TeachingWorks, from 12-1.  All you need to do is to RSVP here by Wednesday, September 6 and read one or both of the articles by Dr. Nieto. Information about articles will be shared by Simona Goldin one week before the lunch. As Dr. Nieto will be speaking from 4-6, she will not have any prepared remarks for this lunch event. Instead, she will join us for lunch and will engage in conversation and discussion with us, in consideration of our questions about her work.

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