AERA selects John B. Diamond to deliver the 2022 Brown Lecture on Educational Research

Newswise—Washington, July 5, 2022—John B. Diamond, professor of sociology and educational policy in the Department of Sociology at Brown University and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, has been selected by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to present the 2022 Brown Education Research Conference. The public lecture will take place virtually on Thursday, November 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET.

Diamond is a leading scholar in the study of race in education and how it shapes teaching and learning in American schools and school systems. Her research focuses on the relationship between social inequality and educational opportunity, examining how leadership, policies, and practices shape students’ educational opportunities and outcomes. Diamond is a member of the advisory board of the Sociology Action Network of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and a member of the national planning team of the URBAN Research Network. He is a member of AERA and chaired the selection committee for the AERA Minorities in Education Thesis Scholarship.

“Dr. Diamond’s substantial contributions to the field are demonstrated by his dedication to closing the opportunity gap for underrepresented and underrepresented students by identifying and removing systemic barriers,” said the executive director of AERA, Felice J. Levine, “Her work on equity-focused school leadership supports the Brown The aim of the conference is to recall how research helps us understand and address equity and equality in education.

Diamond is co-editor of the journal ASA Sociology of education and co-author of the book Despite the Best of Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools, which won the Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award from the Society’s Division for the Study of Social Problems of Racial and Ethnic Minorities.

Diamond earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from the University of Michigan and her doctorate. in Sociology from Northwestern University.

The Brown Conference, now in its 19th year, was inaugurated by AERA in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the United States Supreme Court considered scientific research in issuing its landmark decision ending legal racial segregation.

The 2022 Brown The conference selection committee included AERA Social Justice Action Committee Chair Jamel Donnor (College of William & Mary), AERA Social Justice Action Committee member Raquel Rall (University of California-Riverside), AERA Past President Na’ilah Suad Nasir (Spencer Foundation), AERA President Rich Milner (Vanderbilt University), Action Committee Member for AERA Social Justice, Venus E. Evans-Winters (African American Policy Forum), AERA Executive Director, Felice J. Levine, and AERA Diversity Officer, George L. Wimberly .


About AREA The American Association for Research in Education (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly research related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Find AERA on Facebook, Twitterand instagram.

Angela C. Hale