Thursday, Janurary 24, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.,
TLC PDA (N110 LC)

TLC Credit: Traditional, UI REACH

Presenter: Menah Pratt-Clarke (Vice President of Strategic Affairs and Diversity at Virginia Tech and Professor of Education)

Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President of Strategic Affairs and Diversity at Virginia Tech and an alumna of the University of Iowa, will share key lessons about diversity, education, and leadership based upon her recent works, Journeys of Social Justice: Women of Color Presidents in the Academy and A Black Woman's Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor: Lessons about Race, Class, and Gender.

Menah Pratt-Clarke is the Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She is also Professor of Education in the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, with affiliations in Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Department of Sociology. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa with a major in English and minors in Philosophy and African-American Studies. 

She received her master’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in Sociology from Vanderbilt University.  In addition, she earned her PhD in sociology and her law degree from Vanderbilt University.  She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Tennessee.Her research interests include critical race studies, Black feminism, and critical race feminism, with a particular focus on issues of transdisciplinary analysis of diversity issues in higher education.  In addition to her first book,Critical Race, Feminism, and Education:  A Social Justice Model (Palgrave, 2010), she recently released A Black Woman’s Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor: Lessons about race, gender, and class in America. (Peter Lang, 2018); Journeys of Social Justice: Women of Color Presidents in the Academy (Peter Lang, 2017) andReflections on Race, Gender, and Culture in Cuba (Peter Lang, 2017).

 

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