Assistant Professor and Carleton Alum, Lance McCready Returns to Campus

15 February 2011

Former Carleton professor and alum Lance McCready recently returned to campus for a series of events this month.  The focal point of Lance’s visit was a talk titled: “Black Masculinities in Urban Education” which he delivered to a standing room only crowd in Gould Library Athenaeum.

Lance T. McCready, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Urban Education at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT).

He is ’90 alum of Carleton College where he majored in Psychology and minored in Educational Studies.

At OISE/UT Dr. McCready teaches “School & Society” in the Initial Teacher Education program and “Urban Education,” “Gender Equity in the Classroom,” and “Qualitative Research” in graduate program. He recently published Making Space for Diverse Masculinities, a critical ethnography of gay and gender non-conforming black male students in an urban high school. He is currently conducting research on secondary teachers’ perceptions of the theory and practice of culturally responsive teaching (PI) masculinity and gender relations in U.S. single-sex schools (PI), HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs for young black MSMs in the greater Toronto area (Co-PI), and gender equity norms among adolescent parents (Co-PI), also in the greater Toronto area. His approach to these projects combines critical race theory, feminist theories of intersectionality and social determinants of health.

This event was co-sponsored by the educational studies department, the African and African American Studies department, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, and the Gender and Sexuality Center.

A brief book signing followed the talk. Copies of Professor McCready’s book are still available for purchase in the Carleton Bookstore.

Lance McCready talk 

Lance McCready talk 

Lance McCready talk