Minority Mentor Lecture Series: Dr. Mary Patillo

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Presented by Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice with support from the Office of Institutional Equity, Center of Black Culture and the Biden School at the University of Delaware 


About the Minority Mentor Lecture Series:

The Minority Mentor Lecture Series was created in 2008 by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware to address the disproportionate representation of minority scholars in the fields of Criminology and Sociology. This series helps to highlight the important work of minority scholars in the fields of Criminology and Sociology. Additionally, it provides mentoring and network opportunities for minority students in the fields as well as professional development for all graduate students. The event includes a guest lecture, reception, mentoring for minority students, and a professional development workshop for all graduate students.


Visiting Speaker Dr. Mary Patillo from Northwestern University 


This talk is a provocative invitation to a new research agenda for the study of racial inequality. Black Advantage Vision turns racial inequality and stratification research on its head by actively looking for domains in which Black people do better than White people. Black Advantage Vision builds from two premises: first, that the social sciences reproduce stigma in our research and teaching, and second that students internalize the stigma of Black disadvantage research. In this talk, I define and elaborate on the concept, acknowledge existing statements that challenge anti-Black frameworks, review empirical studies that find Black advantage, and outline how to deploy Black Advantage Vision in new research.


Friday, March 24, 2023 at 10:45am to 12:00pm

Trabant University Center, Theatre
Trabant University Center, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA

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