From Policy to Practice: Lessons on How to Implement Equity

Friday, February 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

Join the REDI Task Force for the next event in the "Critical Conversations: Race in Global Affairs" series for a conversation with Howard University Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies professor, Dr. Sosanya Jones. 

As we enter into a new decade and presidential administration with unprecedented attention to racial equity, we must ask ourselves how to move from anti-racist, equity policy goals to practices that help us achieve those goals. This conversation with Dr. Jones will outline the challenges and lessons of diversity and inclusion work, based on empirical research and professional practice, to illuminate a path toward institutional change. 

There will be time for a Q&A following the dialogue. This event will be recorded and uploaded to the REDI website.

About the Speaker:

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Dr. Sosanya Jones is an assistant professor of Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University where she teaches courses on diversity, governance, higher education policy, and qualitative research. Her research interests focus on the nexus between policy and practice for diversity, equity, and inclusion. In particular, her work draws upon the practical knowledge and voices of policy makers and institutional practitioners in order to glean insight about policy formation, adoption, and implementation and its connection to equity, diversity and inclusion practices in higher education. Dr. Jones’ research has appeared in The Review of Higher Education, The American Behavioral Scientist, International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, and Interest Groups and Advocacy. A 2015-2016 Fulbright Visiting Chair at the University of Alberta, Dr. Jones currently serves as an executive member of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)'s Council for Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE).

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