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College of Education faculty member to deliver 24th annual Coley Lecture

Bettina L. Love, associate professor of ­educational theory and practice at the UGA College of Education, will deliver the 24th annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture April 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium in the Georgia Museum of Art.

Open free to the public, the lecture will ­follow a reception honoring the Coley family at 11:30 a.m.

Love’s expertise includes the ways in which urban youth negotiate hip hop music and culture to form social, cultural and political identities to create new and sustaining ways of thinking about urban education and intersectional social justice. Her research also focuses on how teachers and schools working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged, anti-racist, anti-homophobic and anti-sexist educational, equitable classrooms.

The Andrea Carson Coley Lecture, hosted by the UGA Institute for Women’s Studies, was endowed through a donation from Andrew and Kathy Coley in memory of their daughter, Andrea Carson Coley (1972-1993), who was a certificate candidate in women’s studies. Each spring, the lecture brings to campus scholars conducting cutting-edge research in LGBT studies. This year’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art and the UGA LGBT Resource Center.