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Dean's Diversity Lecture: Dr. Heather Shotton

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
culture, diversity, equity, higher education, lecture, social justice
Sponsor
College of Education, Office of Community College Research and Leadership, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Location
407 Illini Union
Date
Feb 11, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Heather Shotton, University of Oklahoma
Cost
no charge
Contact
Amy Summers
E-Mail
arsummer@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-0960
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Dr. Shotton will discuss the multiple and nuanced ways that universities perpetuate settler colonial aims of erasure for indigenous students. She will invite us to unsettle our institutions and reimagine higher education as a site of love and resistance through our scholarship, learning, and practice. 

Heather Shotton, Ph.D., is a citizen of the Wichita & Affiliated Tribes and is also of Kiowa and Cheyenne descent. She is an associate professor in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and Director of Indigenous Education Initiatives in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. She also serves as affiliate faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies and Native American Studies. Dr. Shotton’s research focuses on indigenous students and indigenous women in higher education. She served as a co-editor for three books that address Indigenous Higher Education; Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education (Stylus), Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education (Rutgers University Press), and Beyond Access: Indigenizing Programs for Native American Student Success (Stylus). She has spent her career advocating for indigenous students and communities in educational systems. Dr. Shotton is a past president for the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), a former NIEA Educator of the Year, and a strong advocate for indigenous education.

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