Henry honored for race and gender equity research

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UW Tacoma Professor Annette Henry has been honored with an award from the American Educational Research Association for her research and advocacy for social justice.

Henry received the Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award March 26 in New York. Given annually, the award recognizes individuals for distinguished research, professional practice and activities that advance public understanding of gender and/or sexuality in the education community.

A professor in UW Tacoma's Education Program, Henry researches black women teachers' practice in international contexts as well as race, language, gender and culture in teaching and learning. She has written extensively about conceptual and methodological issues, often with an emphasis on research with black women and girls.

"I am deeply humbled by this award," Henry said. "Women of color are a subset of a population that is already marginalized, especially in research, and I'm happy to be able to bring issues concerning feminist theory and pedagogy, black women and girls to the table in the field of education."

The association's publications committee also honored Dr. Henry with an Outstanding Reviewer Award, as one of the year's top 13 reviewers for its journal, Educational Researcher.

Henry came to UW Tacoma in 2005 from the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her Ph.D. in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto in 1992.

The American Educational Research Association serves 25,000 educators, administrators, research directors, graduate students and other members. The organization's primary mission is to advance educational research and its practical application.

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April 4, 2008