The 2018/2019 Race and Culture Series; Imagining a Comprehensive Mattering Approach for the Social and School Lives of Black Boys and Young Men, will take place on Thursday, March 14th at 3:30pm in the Gallery Room at Perkins Student Center. UD faculty, students, staff and the community are invited to attend.

For this lecture and discussion, Dr. Roderick L. Carey will summon the recent energy pointed to discourses on mattering in social movements for Black lives and draw from psychological perspectives on mattering to argue that Black boys and young men have yet to achieve comprehensive mattering in social and educational contexts.

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Roderick L. Carey, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware. His interdisciplinary research works to understand the school experiences of Black and Latino adolescent boys and young men in urban contexts, drawing upon critical theories, sociological tools, and developmental psychology.

Dr. Carey employs primarily qualitative methods to study macro and micro issues related to families and schools, teacher education for equity, and the ways Black and Latino adolescents conceptualize their post-secondary school futures and enact college-going processes. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration on Minority and Urban Education, from the University of Maryland College Park; his Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education; and his B.A. in Secondary Education and English from Boston College. Prior to arriving at UD in 2017, Dr. Carey was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for two years at the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh.

Most recently, his articles have appeared in the Educational Forum, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Education and Urban Society, Educational Administration Quarterly, The Urban Review, and Urban Education.