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UW’s Winn presents on ‘Expectations and Realities’ at conference in New Orleans

February 24, 2015

UW-Madison’s Maisha T. Winn earlier this month helped deliver a presentation about an article that she co-authored for the journal Race and Social Problems.

The article, titled, “Expectations and Realities: Education, the Discipline Gap, and the Experiences of Black Families Migrating to Small Cities,” is co-authored by Lawrence Torry Winn.

Maisha T. Winn
They delivered a presented about this work at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research on Feb. 7 in New Orleans.  The duo was part of a panel called “Beyond ‘urbancentrism’: Reading and writing race in educational research.”

This panel also featured two UW-Madison graduate students, Fahima Ife, with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Christin Gates Calloway, with the Department of Educational Policy Studies.

One of the conference organizers was Adrienne Dixson, who earned her Ph.D. from UW-Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2002. Dixon, who is an associate professor at the University of Illinois, in 2012 earned the School of Education’s Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.

Maisha Winn is UW-Madison’s Susan J. Cellmer Chair in English Education, and is a professor of language and literacy with the top-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Lawrence Torry Winn, who is married to Maisha, is a graduate student with UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology.