Shaun Harper - UO African American Workshop and Lecture Series

Monday, May 14, 2018
Public Lecture: Institutional Considerations on Expression, Rights, and Race
Giustina Ballroom, Ford Alumni Center
4:30 pm

Teach-In: Institutional Considerations on Expression, Rights, and Race in the Classroom, for faculty and students with limited space.
Lease Crutcher Lewis Room, EMU
Monday, May 14, Noon – 1:30pm

On behalf of the ENG Diversity Committee and in collaboration with the Division of Equity and Inclusion, we’d like to invite you to join us for two events on 14 May with Shaun R. Harper.

Dr. Harper is the Provost Professor in the Rossier School of Education and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He also is the Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, founder and executive director of the USC Race and Equity Center, and immediate past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

UO African American Series Harper Lecture

Dr. Harper will examine institutional policies and practices in American universities related to recent conflicts over the nature of free speech, academic freedom, and students’ rights, especially as they impact those already marginalized in higher education.

We hope that this Public Lecture serves as part of our many university-wide initiatives on unequal access to higher education, institutionalized racial discrimination, and the meanings and limitations of free expression on campus.

The lecture will begin with a welcome message from U of Oregon President Michael H. Schill and followed by a respondent panel and audience questions.

Students (current and former) can reserve a seat by emailing: For ability-related accommodations, please also email, or, call 541 346 1505.
UO African American Series Harper Teach In

Students and Faculty can reserve a place by emailing: Pizza and beverages will be served. For ability-related accommodations and dietary accommodations, please also email, or, call 541 346 1505.

Dr. Harper’s research focuses primarily on race, gender, and other dimensions of equity in an array of organizational contexts, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate environments. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications, and received more than $13 million in research grants. Johns Hopkins University Press is publishing his 13th book, Race Matters in College. His research has been cited in more than 8,000 published studies. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, and over 11,000 news outlets have quoted Professor Harper and featured his research. He has interviewed on CNN, ESPN, and NPR, and has been recognized in Education Week as one of the 10 most influential professors in the field of education. Dr. Harper spent a decade on the University of Pennsylvania faculty, where he founded the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.

Organized by the English Department Diversity Committee with generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Coalition against Environmental Racism, the Department of English, Horn Endowment, and UO Black Studies