The University of New Mexico’s Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) hosts a joint presentation featuring Nancy Lopez and Ricky Lee Allen Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 4-6 p.m. in the Student Union Building (SUB) Santa Ana B. Allen and Lopez will give a joint presentation that collectively considers the construction of racial politics in education. This is the last presentation of the 2014 LAII fall lecture series.

Lopez, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, presents a lecture titled “Interrogating Inequality? The Politics of Mapping and Interrupting Intersecting Race, Gender and Class Inequalities in U.S. Schools.” In her presentation, Lopez argues that a focused attention to intersectionality, specifically, namely linking the co-construction of race, gender, class, ethnicity and other intersecting systems of oppression are important ways of framing research and policies that advance social movement anchored in educational justice in U.S. schools.

Allen, associate professor in the College of Education’s Department Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies, presents "Whiteness, Race, and the 'Good' School." Allen says even after decades of academic and public attention, the relationship between race and education is still largely misunderstood because we do not situate it within an accurate social and historical context.

For more information, visit: Interrogating Inequality.