Two Equity and Justice Roundtables for Early Career and Mid-Career Scholars accepted for the SRCD Conference in Austin, TX

MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH SCHOLARSHIP: EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AS A LENS FOR MID-CAREER SCHOLARS

Fri, April 7, 8:15 to 9:45am, Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 9B; Session Type: Conversation Roundtable. The moderator of the session will be Christia Spears Brown (Professor, University of Kentucky), a member of the Equity and Justice Committee of SRCD.

Making a Difference through Scholarship: Equity and Social Justice as a Lens for Students and Early Career Scholars

Fri, April 7, 10:15 to 11:45am, Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 9B; Session Type: Conversation Round Table. The moderator of the session will be Russell B. Toomey (Assistant Professor, University of Arizona), a member of the Equity and Justice Committee of SRCD.

Equity and social justice related issues (e.g., structural racism, poverty, sexism and heterosexism) critically affect children and adolescents’ daily lives (see Horn, Ruck, & Liben, 2016). Thus, developmental scientists must be given access to the methods, tools, and strategies needed to engage in research that examines and addresses inequities and injustices. Given that an equity and social justice lens is not emphasized in many graduate programs and professional development opportunities, the SRCD Equity and Justice Committee proposes to host two roundtables focused on the incorporation of an equity and social justice lens in the developmental sciences for (a) student and early career scholars and (b) mid- to senior-career scholars. This proposal focuses on the roundtable specific to student and early career scholars. The roundtable aims to provide a forum to discuss successful professional enhancement strategies (e.g., preparation and career development, successful mentoring, and obtaining funding) related to equity and social justice-oriented research and to provide opportunities for informal career mentoring.