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Anchin Center Lecture Series: Talk it Out with Vonzell Agosto

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David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching Presents:

Talk it Out: A Panel on Racial Socialization, Intersectoral Collaboration, and Educational Health and Well-Being in Pinellas County

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
A Virtual Event

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Join us for a discussion with USF Associate Professor Vonzell Agosto, PhD, who will share about a study underway in Pinellas County that aims to understand how educators in community organizations and educators in various types of schools talk with youth about race/racism (i.e., the race talk). Dr. Agosto will explore how these discussions contribute to racial socialization, collaboration, educational health and well-being.

Panelists will discuss:

  • The need for this research in Pinellas County
  • The value of school-community (intersectoral) partnerships
  • Professional development
  • The status of the study

Panel Members:

  • LaSonya Moore, EdD, a professor at USF’s St. Petersburg campus
  • Amber Peretz, a doctoral student in USF's Educational Leadership & Policy Studies program
  • Delquanda Turner Smith, Vice President of Equity at the Pinellas Education Foundation and a doctoral student in USF’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program

About Dr. Vonzell Agosto:

Vonzell Agosto

Dr. Vonzell Agosto is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the USF College of Education. Her research agenda spans curriculum studies and educational leadership and concerns curriculum (and/or), leadership, and anti-oppressive education focused on dis/ableism, racism, and sexism. 

Through research, teaching, and professional service, Dr. Agosto provokes explorations of how social context, culture, and power matter and uses critical inquiry and culture-based knowledge to support curriculum leadership development and social transformation.

Dr. Agosto's scholarship/research is published in journals such as Educational Researcher, Review of Research in Education, Teachers College Record, Disability & Society, the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Journal of School Leadership, the National FORUM of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, and the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Additionally, Dr. Agosto’s research/scholarship is published in handbooks such as the SAGE Handbook of Mentoring, International Handbook of Social [In]Justice and Educational Leadership and the Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity.

Dr. Agosto has been Principal or Co-Principal investigator on grants focused on Community Engagement, Special Education Policy, Job-Embedded Leadership Preparation, Anti-Blackness and Equity in the Leadership Pipeline.

For more information, please contact:
Caryn Musgrave