Patricia Gurin to receive James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship
The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) are pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Gurin — the Nancy Cantor Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women’s Studies — was selected as the 2019 recipient of the James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship.
Dr. Gurin will be delivering the 2019 James S. Jackson lecture, titled Collectivity, Community, and Connections in the Pursuit of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in East Hall Auditorium Room 1324.
About Dr. Gurin
Patricia Gurin is the Nancy Cantor Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She is a faculty associate of the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research and of the Center for African and Afro-American Studies. She directs the research program for The Program on Intergroup Relations, a curricular program co-sponsored by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Student Life. A social psychologist, Dr. Gurin’s work has focused on social identity, the role of social identity in political attitudes and behavior, motivation and cognition in achievement settings, and the role of social structure in intergroup relations. She is the author of eight books and monographs and numerous articles on these topics. She served as an expert witness in the University of Michigan’s defense of its undergraduate and law school admissions policies. In collaboration with colleagues from U-M’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, Sylvia Hurtado, Eric Dey, and Gerald Gurin, she provided the expert report on the Educational Value of Diversity for these lawsuits.
About the James S. Jackson Award
The James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship recognizes a senior faculty member at the University of Michigan who has made important contributions to understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, scholarship and creative endeavors, who has an outstanding record as an educator in teaching and mentoring, and whose work has focused on issues of importance to underrepresented communities.