Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair 

 

2019 Hilton Endowed Chair Series

In 1993 Helen LeBaron Hilton bequeathed $1.4 million to the college, establishing The Helen LeBaron Hilton Chair, the largest fully endowed faculty chair fund at Iowa State University at the time. 

The the theme for the 2019-2020 series is "From the Margins to the Middle: Education for Social Justice" and is coordinated by the School of Education. The series examines deep-seated societal bias and pathways to more inclusive and equitable educational opportunities.

Literacy as Action in Enduring Climates of Xenophobia

Cati de los Ríos, Ph.D.
Sept. 17, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Great Hall, Iowa State Memorial Union

De los Ríos, Ph.D., responds to Leigh Patel’s (2018) recent call to imagine both schools and literacy as a sanctuary for immigrant communities and to work to provide concrete practices and networks that schools and teachers can engage to stand more deeply in solidarity with vulnerable communities.

Sponsored by the School of Education, Committee on Lectures; funded by student government, and the College of Human Sciences as part of the Helen LeBaron Hilton Chair Lecture Series. More.


Un/Seen: Gender, College Going, and Transgender Student World-Making

Z Nicolazzo, Ph.D.
Oct. 7, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.
Great Hall, Iowa State Memorial Union

SOE Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 8

Z Nicolazzo, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of trans* studies in education at the Center for the Study of Higher Education and a member of the Trans* Studies Initiative at the University of Arizona. She earned her Ph.D. in student affairs in higher education at Miami University in Ohio, and formerly worked in various functional areas in student affairs, including residence life, sexual violence prevention programming, and student activities. Nicolazzo’s latest research centers on tracing discourses of gender across postsecondary educational contexts, with a particular emphasis on transgender students. Her work seeks to explore the ways transgender students are successful, despite the educational environments in which they learn, live, and work not being built with them in mind. Nicolazzo also has written about trans*-centered epistemologies and research methodologies in educational research.

Sponsored by the School of Education, Committee on Lectures; funded by Student Government, and the College of Human Sciences as part of the Helen LeBaron Hilton Chair Lecture Series. More.


White Immunity: Working Through the Pedagogical Pitfalls of Privilege

Nolan Cabrera, Ph.D.
Jan. 30, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Great Hall, Iowa State Memorial Union

This presentation is Cabrera’s development over “white privilege.” In it, he explores the historical development of whiteness, and shows how white advantage developed through systemic racism to which white people were socially inoculated. This lecture links the history of racial oppression to contemporary times, and helps work through some of the pitfalls of “privilege” such as, “[H]ow can white kids from Appalachia be ‘privileged’?”

Sponsored by the School of Education, Committee on Lectures; funded by Student Government, and the College of Human Sciences as part of the Helen LeBaron Hilton Chair Lecture Series. More.


Indigenous Peoples in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Debbie Reese, Ph.D.
Feb. 26, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Great Hall, Iowa State Memorial Union

Although Indigenous individuals have objected to literary misrepresentations since the early 1800s, it is only in the 2010s that the industry of children's literature seems to be publishing materials that are written by Native people and that convey accurate information to readers. In this lecture, Reese will examine depictions of Native peoples in children's books, past and present, and provide suggestions for how to become more skilled in selecting and presenting information about Indigenous peoples to children.

Sponsored by the School of Education, Committee on Lectures; funded by Student Government, and the College of Human Sciences as part of the Helen LeBaron Hilton Chair Lecture Series. More.


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