IN PERSON: Critical Race Theory will feature a critical exploration of how structural racism intersects with educational systems. Students will begin with an examination of identity, positionality, privilege and bias at the individual level, eventually moving toward an analysis of institutional structures and systems. Students will have the opportunity to learn why and how this legal scholarship has become a hot-button issue in American society. Most importantly, students will learn the tenets and themes of critical race theory and how they challenge the dominant ideology. The course will be a combination of mini-lectures, interactive activities and class discussions based on the reading assignments. | Facilitated discussion.
Max enrollment: 30.
Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705
Zoila Airall has a Ph.D. in the field of anthropology and education from the University of Pennsylvania. This is a subfield of cultural anthropology in which educational anthropologists are concerned with the ways race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexuality, religion and culture influence teaching and learning for both students and teachers. Airall retired from Duke as the associate vice president of student affairs but still teaches undergraduates at Duke.