Antar Tichavakunda co-facilitates webinar examining Critical Race Theory on January 26, 2023

Monday, December 12, 2022
Antar Tichavakunda

Antar Tichavakunda, Assistant Professor of Race and Higher Education at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School is co-facilitating—with Raquel M. Rall, Associate Professor, School of Education, UC Riverside—a webinar examining Critical Race Theory (CRT). The webinar will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 10-11:30 am PST on Zoom.

The Pullias Center, part of USC’s Rossier School of Education, will host the event. The Pullias Center is the world’s leading research center on promoting equity in Higher Education. Tichavakuna and Rall were awarded Pullias Center 2022 Alumni Awards to support racial equity-related research and projects.

This webinar will explore what CRT is and is not with a panel of scholars who ground their research and practice in CRT. The interactive zoom session will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of our expert panel and learn more about CRT. Attendees will also be entered into a drawing to receive a signed copy of the books the panelists have authored. Panelists include Kaleb Briscoe of Mississippi State University, Nichole Garcia of Rutgers University, Aja Martinez of University of North Texas, and Victor Ray of University of Iowa.

Antar Tichavakunda received his Ph.D. in Urban Education Policy from USC. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Tichavakunda is a product of DC public schools and earned a BA in Education Studies from Brown University. Prior to his doctoral studies, Tichavakunda worked as an 11th-grade English teacher in DC public schools. Using qualitative inquiry, Tichavakunda has engaged in research on college readiness, Black students’ experiences at predominantly White institutions, and more broadly the sociology of race and higher education. His published work can be found in The Educational Forum, The Journal of Negro Education, and Education and Urban Society. His first book, Black Campus Life: The Worlds Black Students Make at a Historically White Institution, was published with SUNY Press.

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