Marta Tienda, a professor of sociology and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, has been selected by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to present the 2016 Brown Lecture in Education Research. The public lecture will take place October 20 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
“Dr. Tienda is a leading scholar on immigration, population diversification and poverty and the roles they play in access to education,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine in an AERA press release. “Her work examining education equality is an ideal match for the goals of the Brown Lecture.”
The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research illuminates the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education.
Tienda is the Maurice P. During ’22 Professor of Demographic Studies at Princeton University and former director of the Office of Population Research. She has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific papers and chapters about U.S. racial and ethnic inequality, international migration, variations in family structure and reproductive behavior and access to higher education. Her current research focuses on the lifecycle timing of migration and the implications of adolescent romantic relationships for emotional and physical wellbeing. She presented the Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture at the AERA 2013 Annual Meeting.
Now in its 13th year, the Brown Lecture was inaugurated by AERA in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took scientific research into account in issuing its landmark ruling.
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. Find AERA on Facebook and Twitter.