Building A Pipeline of HBCU Scholars Helps to Decolonize Research

“Decolonizing research is a process of conducting research with Indigenous communities that places Indigenous voices and epistemologies in the center of the research process (Battiste, 2000; Smith, 1999).” Researchers from Thurgood Marshall College Fund and United Negro College Fund institutions are invited to help frame the world differently via K-12 action research. Albany State University Center for Educational Opportunity is offering a free professional development opportunity with noted scholar and researcher, Dr. Fred Bonner, II.

Bonner is Professor and Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership and Counseling and Founding Executive Director and Chief Scientist of the Minority Achievement, Creativity and High-Ability (MACH-III) Center at Prairie View A&M University. The full-day professional development workshop is co-sponsored by Prairie View MACH-III. Registration is limited to 30 participants and is offered at no cost to participants. Register here. 

Albany State University Center for Educational Opportunity Expands Team with Strategic New Hire

Dr. Brittany Gatewood has been hired by Albany State University (ASU) Center for Educational Opportunity in the role of Post Doctoral Research Faculty. She has been brought on to strengthen and support the Center for Educational Opportunity’s research initiatives.

The mission of the ASU Center for Educational Opportunity is to advance educational research in order to strengthen and empower fragile communities from the bottom up.

Dr. Gatewood, who was previously at Howard University, earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University with a concentration in social inequality and criminology, and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. 

Her research interests include social inequality, criminology, social movements, and scholar activism; and focuses on social movements within carceral institutions as well as the political practice and tradition of resistance of Black women and their children. 

Recently, she has been a guest speaker at several events, including the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshop (ICW) Public Scholarship and Teaching Teach-Ins on Protest and Policing with the University of Minnesota, to give her expertise and opinion on Black Lives Matter and the protests of the summer of 2020. 

Dr. Gatewood received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Masters of Arts in Liberal Arts at the University of Detroit Mercy.

“Dr. Gatewood is an important addition to our team, said ASU Center for Educational Opportunity Founding Director Dr. Kathaleena Edward Monds. “Her experience and understanding of the intersectionality of social inequality, women’s studies and educational opportunity will be invaluable in support of our continued growth in researching educational opportunities.”