Lecture by Nieto Kicks off Education Speaker Series, March 13

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Sonia Nieto has been announced as the first guest in the Watson College of Education Public Speaker Series. Her talk, "Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds," will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 in the lecture room of McNeil Hall.

Nieto is a Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy and Culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has received many awards for her scholarship, teaching and advocacy, including four honorary doctorates. She was a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, a Laureate for Kappa Delta Pi and a Wits-Claude Distinguished Scholar at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Her publications include Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (now in its 6th ed); The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities (2nd ed) and Language, Culture and Teaching: Critical Perspectives (2nd ed).

Prior to the talk, a reception in Nieto's honor will be co-hosted by the WCE Dean's Office and the ELMS Project at 4 p.m. in the atrium area of the Education Building. Both the reception and the lecture are free to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

Nieto’s talk was originally scheduled for Jan. 30, but was postponed because of inclement weather.