Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series

“Ain’t I a Woman? Revisiting and Reclaiming African American Girls’ Racialized and Gendered Experiences within the Classroom”

2020 Lecture by Sheretta Butler-Barnes, PhD
Associate Professor, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, April 24, 2020 • 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Yawkey Athletic Center, Murray Room
Boston College

RSVP by April 20

Breakfast will be served. CEUs will be available.

Sheretta Butler-Barnes, PhD

Sheretta Butler-Barnes, PhD

Sheretta Butler-Barnes, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and an associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Her expertise and scholarly work focus on the impact of racism and the use of culturally strengths-based assets on the educational and health outcomes of Black American families. Before joining the Brown School, Butler-Barnes was an National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan’s School of Education, which is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context. Butler-Barnes received her PhD and MA in developmental psychology from Wayne State University and a BS in psychology from Michigan State University.

Her research agenda includes two particular areas of focus: the Strengths-Based Assets of Black Adolescents Project explores how Black youth draw on personal and cultural assets and resources to thrive despite challenges to their identities from interpersonal experiences of racism; the Celebrating Strengths of Black Girls Project focuses on advancing equity for women and girls of color.

The Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series brings changemakers to campus to speak about pressing topics within the field of social work. The series honors Professor Emerita Elaine Pinderhughes, whose vision and mentorship has long inspired students to advocate for social progress.

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In honor of the many accomplishments and contributions made by Elaine Pinderhughes, noted teacher, scholar, and professor emerita, we invite alumni, students, and their friends and families to lend their support to the Elaine Pinderhughes Fellowship, a fund that provides financial aid each year to outstanding African American doctoral students at the Boston College School of Social Work.

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2019 Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture

2019 Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture