Ezekiel Dixon-Román, an SP2 associate professor and chair of SP2’s data analytics for social policy certificate program, received The American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Outstanding Book Award for his publication Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education.
Mr. Dixon-Román’s book explores the dualism of nature and culture that has undergirded theories of inheritance, social reproduction and human learning and development. Through analyses of empirical data and cultural artifacts, his book reconsiders how we conceptualize the processes of inheritance and approach social inquiry to sharpen understanding and address the reproducing forces of inequality.
AERA is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. AERA will honor the recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at the sixth annual Awards Luncheon on April 15 at the AERA Annual Meeting in New York City.