Past Event

Shop Talk with Pauline Lipman

Scholars, barbers, haircuts, and conversation…

Join us for Shop Talk at Ron’s Barber Shop, presented in partnership with the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at UIC. Special guest Pauline Lipman, Professor of Policy Studies in the College of Education at UIC will discuss her book, High Stakes Education: Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform, which takes a rigorous look at teachers, students, parents, and the Chicago Public School system’s policies.

IRRPP will provide a limited number of free books to discussion participants.

More about Pauline Lipman

Pauline Lipman is Professor of Policy Studies in the College of Education, University of Illinois-Chicago. She came to UIC in the fall of 2006 from DePaul University where she was Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Foundations in Education and Director of the Institute for Teacher Development and Research, the predecessor to the Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education. Pauline’s research focuses on race and class inequality in schools, globalization and urban development, and the political economy and cultural politics of race in urban education. She is the author of Race, Class, and Power in School Restructuring (SUNY, 1998), High Stakes Education; Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform (Routledge, 2004), and numerous articles on these topics. An advocate of activist and engaged scholarship, her current projects examine the relationship of school policy to neoliberal urban development in Chicago, particularly gentrification and displacement of communities of color. She is also a founder and active member of Chicago-area Teachers for Social Justice.

This series is presented in partnership with The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and The Public Square.

For more information, call 312.422.5580.