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Dinner and a Draft with Dr. Joanne Golann (Public Policy and Education) Wednesday, January 30

Posted by on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in News & Events.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

6:00-7:30 pm

Dean of the Ingram Commons Residence

Get a great dinner. Get a new perspective on writing. Get to know a professor in a fun, informal setting. Those are three reasons you should attend “Dinner and a Draft,” coming up on Wednesday, January 30 from 6:00-7:30, at the Dean of the Ingram Commons Residence!

Our faculty guest for the spring semester will be Dr. Joanne Golann. Dr. Golann is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education at Vanderbilt. Trained as a sociologist and an ethnographer, she seeks to understand how culture shapes educational policy and practice.

Professor Golann is currently working on a book project, Making No Excuses: Urban School Reform and the Logic of Control, based on 18 months of fieldwork inside a high-performing “no-excuses” charter school. In the book, she considers what it takes—and what it costs—to equalize opportunities for low-income students of color. She is also a lead researcher on the New Jersey Families Study, an innovative two-week home video-ethnography project that explores how families, across race and social class, build skills and knowledge in their children in their earliest years.

You’re invited! Join the Writing Studio and our host Interim Dean Melchor-Barz as we share a meal, talk about the challenges and rewards of getting words on the page, and get to know Professor Golann.

It’s going to be a fantastic evening. Space is limited, so reserve a spot here soon.

(*Please note: All students are welcome, but first-year students are given priority for this February 6 event, which is held in partnership with the Dean of the Ingram Commons.)