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Gloria Ladson-Billings

Senior Research Fellow
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Gloria Ladson-Billings is a researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and Professor Emerita and the former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also past President of the National Academy of Education and of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students and the applications of Critical Race Theory to education. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards including the H. I. Romnes faculty fellowship, the AERA Palmer O. Johnson Outstanding Research Award, the Brock International Prize in Education, the Distinguished Service Award from Teachers College, Columbia University, and the 2018 recipient of the AERA Distinguished Research Award. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2018 and to The British Academy in 2021.

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