Our team works to challenge power inequities that are common in research collaborations. We approach the work as learners, striving to embody humility, constantly questioning what’s equitable and why.
Phase I- 2016 to 2020
In our initial study of equity directors across the country, we sought to learn what they did, and how they experienced the work. We identified four different ways the role is configured. We found that the role was predominantly occupied by BIPOC, especially Black women. We learned that the racial and historical context profoundly shapes how the work unfolds and spreads across a system.
Phase II- 2020 to 2024
We are honored to be the recipients of a multi-year grant from the Spencer Foundation that will enable us to do work deeply with three US school districts. We’re striving to understand how and why equity work began, how key actors move, and how this work spreads across systems.