Brown University's Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) is a leading voice on complex and important social issues and is at the fore front of assembling scholars and practitioners to confront some of the most vexing matters facing the nation.
Through various programs and initiatives, CSREA fosters creative approaches to entrenched problems such as: social inequality, police profiling, implicit bias, ethnic stereotyping and immigration policies through rigorous and accessible research, scholarship, education, performance, and art.
Classmate Harry Holt led an important and topical interview with Dr. Jonathan E Collins, Assistant Profession of Education at Brown.
Dr. Jonathan E Collins, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education, Political Science, and International and Public Affairs at Brown University, where he also holds research affiliations with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. His research examines how democratic processes can improve the educational experiences of students in low-income and minoritized communities. Jonathan has written on race, empirical approaches to democratic theory, education finance, urban school reform, urban school governance, African-American voting behavior, Millennial voting behavior, child care policy, political attitudes toward climate change, and more. His work has been published in Political Behavior, the Journal of Urban Affairs, Local Government Studies and the Harvard Journal of African American Policy. His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, and he is currently an op-ed columnist for Education Week. Jonathan was born and raised in Jackson, TN. He holds a B.A. in English from Morehouse College and both an M.A. in African American Studies as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA.
Harry Holt currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for BITHGROUP Technologies and has been an adjunct professor of business at Morgan State University working with the Earl G. Graves School of Business for more than twenty years. His first book entitled “You Can Get There from Here: from a Historically Black College or University to Greatness Volume One” was published in 2020 and he is currently working on Volume Two. He is also the owner of Tutor Doctor Owings-Mills which provides 1:1 in home and on-line tutoring. Harry is currently the President of the Brown University Alumni Associated Class Leaders Board, Vice President of the Dartmouth College Alumni Club of Maryland, member of the Advisory Board for the Morgan State University Information Systems and Sciences Program and the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Irvine Nature Center. He also serves on the Brown School of Engineering Advisory Council. He holds a ScB. In Engineering from Brown, an MBA from Dartmouth College and has completed course work for his P.H.D. in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at George Washington University.
Classmate Harry Holt has published:
You Can Get There from Here: From a Historically Black College or University to Greatness
Which discusses Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their significant contributions to the educational landscape of higher education .
Harry is currently Adjunct Professor at Morgan State University and Vice President of Operations at BITHGROUP Technologies.
A classmate shared this resource intended to deepen and expand our understanding of anti-racism and allyship work which includes lists of recommended books, articles, podcasts, videos, poems, organizations and other action-oriented resources.
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BAAG ALLYSHIP AND ANTIRACISM RESOURCE KIT
In April 2020, Laurie Sherman '84 published
Chasing Social Justice - How Do We Advance the Work that Matters Most.
Laurie combines lived experience with political analysis of social justice movements over three decades. In an unusually accessible and down to earth style, she writes about the use of power, the importance of being intentional with language, ways to think about and how to employ various forms of media.