2021-22 Education Program Speaker Series
About the Speaker: Tiffany J. Huang is Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on race and immigration, examining the outcomes and racialization of immigrants and the second generation, as well as intergroup relations and racial attitudes. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. Tiffany earned her PhD in Sociology from Columbia University in 2021.
About the Speaker: Natasha Warikoo is a Professor of Sociology at Tufts University. A former Guggenheim fellow, Warikoo studies racial and ethnic inquality in Education. Her forthcoming book, Race at the Top: Asian Americans and Whites in Pursuit of the American Dream in Suburban Schools (May 2022, University of Chicago Press), explores the growth of Asian Americans in suburban communities.
About the Speaker: Joanne W. Golann is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University and author of the new book Scripting the Moves: Culture and Control in a No-Excuses Charter School (Princeton University Press). As a sociologist and an ethnographer, she examines how schools and families transmit cultural skills, behaviors, and habits to children.
November 1, 2021
Date: Monday, November. 1, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
This is an online event. Register in advance to attend this talk on Zoom. After you register, you will receive an email with information about how to join the event on November 1.
Think of a 1 or 2 year old child at their birthday party. Often the child is lost, having little understanding of what a birthday is or why all these people have come on this day to the house. There is a lot of cultural learning that goes into celebrating, even when it is you the others have come to celebrate.
Jewish summer camps are organized to help children learn how to celebrate special occasions. In particular these camps focus on the weekly celebration of Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. My research focuses on how campers -age 8-16 learn to celebrate Shabbat in joyous ways. I am particularly interested in the relationship between shared joy and cultural learning. How does shared joy promote certain types of learning that perhaps could never happen in the more arid climate of everyday life?
Professor Joseph Reimer is completing this year his 36 year career teaching at Brandeis University. He directed the Institute of Informal Jewish Education at Brandeis for 11 years, served for 7 years as lead faculty for training Jewish camp directors and is soon to publish a book on Jewish summer camps for Brandeis University Press.