Scheduling an Event with Dr. Margaret Hagerman Dr. Hagerman has experience working with public and independent K-12 schools, universities and research centers, nonprofit racial justice organizations, parenting groups, neighborhood associations, children and youth groups, and more. She seeks to bring research on racism and young people to the public in ways that are accessible, relevant, meaningful, and that can lead to real change. To inquire about possible speaking engagements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topics Commonly Covered
How do affluent, white kids learn about race/racism? What are their perspectives on this topic?
Clear explanation of frequently misunderstood/controversial terms like: privilege, racism, whiteness.
Description of common misconceptions about racial learning processes of white children.
Accessible presentation of current, cutting-edge research on racial socialization/racial learning across the fields of education, child development, racial and ethnic studies, sociology, and political science.
Unique look at how privileged children understand privilege and inequality through the voices and perspectives of kids.
Evidence of how well-meaning parents often unintentionally reproduce forms of inequality.
Strategies for raising/educating children of race and class privilege in ways that challenge structures of racial oppression and that prepare young people to become ethical members of a diverse and more equitable future democracy.
Confirmed Upcoming Events: Fall 2019
Bethesda, MD. Guest speaker for K-12 school.
New Haven, CT. Guest speaker for Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center.
Athens, GA. Book Talk. University of Georgia.
Ithaca, NY. Book Talk. Cornell University.
Past Events Spring 2019
Columbus, OH. Ohio State University.
St. Louis, MO. Guest speaker for We Stories organization.
Houston, TX. Guest speaker for K-12 school.
Atlanta, GA. Author Meets Critic session. Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society .
Minneapolis, MN. Book Talk. University of Minnesota.
Minneapolis, MN. Guest speaker for K-12 school.
Cullowhee, NC. Book Talk. College of Education and Allied Professions Diversity Committee Lecture Series. Western Carolina University.
Baltimore, MD. "The Future of Racial Discrimination Research in Developmental Science." Panelist. Society for Research on Child Development 2019 Biennial Meeting.
Columbia, MO. Book Talk. University of Missouri. Department of Sociology.
Hattiesburg, MS. Book Talk. University of Southern Mississippi.
Starkville, MS. Book Signing. Barnes & Noble and Book Club event.
Indianapolis, IN. Featured Guest. White Racial Literacy Project. Indiana University--Purdue University Indianapolis.
Starkville, MS. Book Talk. Faculty Book Series. Mississippi State University.
Madison, WI. Wisconsin Book Festival. Featured author. CSPAN-2 appearance. Book Signing.
Las Vegas, NV. Book Talk. University Forum Lecture Series and Department of Sociology. University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Chicago, IL. Book Talk. UIC Colloquium. Department of Sociology. University of Illinois, Chicago.
Detroit, MI. Book Talk. Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development, Fall Colloquia Series. Wayne State University.
Philadelphia, PA. “More Confident and More Polarized: A Longitudinal Analysis of White Kids on Racism.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Section on Children & Youth Paper Session.
Philadelphia, PA. With Amanda E. Lewis. "White Guilt, White Apathy, White Denial: Exploring White Strategies for Saving Face." Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.