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UW-Madison’s Winn named a 2016 AERA Fellow

February 29, 2016

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) on Monday, Feb. 29, announced the selection of 22 scholars as 2016 AERA Fellows.

And among those earning this prestigious honor is the UW-Madison School of Education’s Maisha T. Winn.

Winn holds UW-Madison’s Susan J. Cellmer Endowed Chair in English Education. She is a professor of language and literacies with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Maisha T. Winn
The School of Education's Maisha T. Winn was
named a 2016 AERA Fellow.
Winn was the 2012 recipient of the AERA Early Career Award and a 2014 recipient of the William T. Grant Distinguished Fellowship. She is the author of numerous articles in journals, such as: the Harvard Educational Review; Race, Ethnicity, and Education; Review of Research in Education; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education; and Research in the Teaching of English. Some of her books include, “Girl Time: Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline,” and “Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities.”

AERA Fellows are selected on the basis of their notable and sustained research achievements. The 2016 Fellows were nominated by their peers, selected by the AERA Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the association’s elected governing body.

They will be inducted on Saturday, April 9, during the AERA 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

In addition to Winn, UW-Madison Professor Judith Harackiewicz of the Department of Psychology also was named an AERA Fellow. They join 602 current AERA Fellows.

“We are delighted to honor these 22 scholars for their contributions to education research and for their dedication to the field,” AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine says in a news release. “AERA Fellows exemplify the highest standards of excellence through accomplishment, professionalism, and commitment.”

To see the complete list of 2016 AERA Fellows, check out this news release.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.