Blake O’Neal Turner to present Mitchem Fellow Lecture, Jan. 31

Blake O’Neal Turner, the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellow, will present the Mitchem Fellow Lecture, “Black Education Spaces: Black Liberatory Mathematics in the Margins,” on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Beaumier Suites BC. 

This lecture, sponsored by the College of Education and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, explores how two groups of educational stakeholders rarely consulted for their expertise – Black women mathematics teachers and early career Black mathematics scholars – are leveraging Black educational spaces to advance mathematics education practice and research toward liberation for Black learners. The activism of these two groups grappling with the possibilities of liberation demonstrates the promises and pitfalls of racial affinity groups in transforming the education enterprise broadly, and mathematics education specifically. 

The lecture is free and open to all. 

The Mitchem Fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Arnold L. Mitchem, who earned his doctorate from Marquette in 1981 and is an internationally recognized champion of educational opportunity. Mitchem founded Marquette’s Educational Opportunity Program and served as its director from 1969 to 1986.