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UHD Welcomes 2018 Scholar-in-Residence Bettina Love

Dr. Bettina Love

With a mission to create opportunities to build knowledge by bringing together the multiple identities and cultures that form UHD's student body, the Center for Critical Race Studies, in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, welcomes Dr. Bettina Love as its 2018 Scholar-in-Residence, Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 through a series of events.

Love is an award-winning author and associate professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the ways in which urban youth negotiate Hip Hop music and culture to form social, cultural, and political identities to create new and sustaining ways of thinking about urban education and intersectional social justice.

Her research also focuses on how teachers and schools working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged, anti-racist, anti-homophobic, and anti-sexist educational, equitable classrooms.

In 2014, she was invited to the White House's "Research Conference on Girls" to discuss her work focused on the lives of black girls. In addition, she is the inaugural recipient of the Michael F. Adams award (2014) from the University of Georgia. She has also provided commentary for various news outlets including NPR, The Guardian, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

In 2016, Dr. Love was named the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. She is also the creator of the Hip Hop civics curriculum, "GET FREE."

Love is also one of the founding board members of The Kindezi School, an innovative school focused on small classrooms and art-based education. She is the author of the book "Hip Hop's Li'l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South." Love's work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including the "English Journal," "Urban Education," "The Urban Review," and "Journal of LGBT Youth." In 2017, she edited a special issue of the "Journal of Lesbian Studies" focused on the identities, gender performances, and pedagogical practices of black and brown lesbian educators. She is currently working on her second book, "We Want to Do More Than Survive: A Pedagogy of Mattering."

2018 Scholar-in-Residence Events: Jan. 30 - Feb. 1:

Tuesday, Jan. 30:


Administrator and Staff Development Seminar:

Hip Hop Culture, UHD Students and You?

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Milam/ Travis Room Co-sponsored by University Student Affairs

Register to Attend

Student Activists and Community Leader Workshop

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Academic Building Room A300

Co-sponsored by Student Affairs and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Register to Attend

Wednesday, Jan. 31:

Student Luncheon:

Hip Hop: Creativity & Black/Brown Joy

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Buffalo Bayou Room

Co-sponsored by Center for Public Deliberation

Register to Attend

Faculty Development Seminar​:

Hip Hop Civics Education: Creativity, Intersectionality & Black/Brown Joy

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Milam/Travis Room

Co-sponsored by the Urban Education Department

Register to Attend

Thursday, Feb. 1

Faculty Development Seminar:

Hip Hop Civics Education: Creativity, Intersectionality & Black/Brown Joy

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Milam/Travis Room

Co-sponsored by the Urban Education Department

Register to Attend

Critical Race Studies Annual Lecture Series:

Lecture, Book Signing and Public Reception

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Buffalo/Houston Rooms

Register to Attend​