John B. Diamond, professor of sociology and education policy in Brown University’s department of sociology and Annenberg Institute for School Reform, has been selected by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to present the 2022 Brown Lecture in Education Research. The public lecture will take place virtually on Thursday, November 3, 6:00–7:30 p.m. ET.
Diamond is a leading scholar in the study of race in education and how it shapes instruction and learning in U.S. schools and school systems. His research focuses on the relationship between social inequality and educational opportunity, examining how leadership, policies, and practices shape students' educational opportunities and outcomes. Diamond is an advisory board member of the American Sociological Association (ASA)’s Sociology Action Network and a national planning team member of the URBAN Research Network. He is an AERA Fellow and served as chair of the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Selection Committee.
“Dr. Diamond’s substantial contributions to the field are demonstrated by his dedication to narrowing the opportunity gap for underrepresented and underresourced students by identifying and removing systematic barriers,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “His work on equity-centered school leadership supports the Brown Lecture’s purpose as a reminder of how research helps us understand and address equity and equality in education.”