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Teaching about Race and Racism Effectively: Strategies and Approaches

CASSH Workshop, by Cyndi Kernahan, PhD

** This session is intended for CASSH instructors.

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Race and the problems of racism are relevant to nearly every discipline and course we teach. Despite this, many instructors are understandably unsure about how to include and teach when it comes to these sensitive and politicized topics.  

Following up from her earlier talk, Cyndi will provide additional, research-informed, and practical suggestions with more time to practice and ask questions.

Cyndi Kernahan is professor of psychological sciences and director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. A social psychologist, Cyndi’s expertise is in the psychology of prejudice and racism and her scholarly work is typically focused on better understanding how students learn about race and racism and how psychological factors influence student learning and success more broadly. Her book Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes from a White Professor was published in 2019 as part of the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series of West Virginia University Press.
If you would like to read Kernahan's book before (or after) her visit, you can access it in two different digital providers from Murphy Library: Muse or ProQuest.

You are welcome and encouraged to join Kernahan's other events this day as well:

* This event is being funding by a CASSH grant and CATL.


  • 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 16


The Bluffs Ballroom Student Union
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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Student Union


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