UW–Madison authors argue for ‘reframing suburbs’ in new paper

UW–Madison’s John Diamond and Linn Posey-Maddox are co-first authors on a new paper published in the journal Educational Researcher that’s titled, “Reframing Suburbs: Race, Place, and Opportunity in Suburban Educational Spaces.”

John Diamond and Linn Posey-Maddox
Diamond (left) and Posey-Maddox

Diamond is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and a professor in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies.

The article is also co-authored by María D. Velázquez, a doctoral student with the Department of Educational Policy Studies.

In the article, the authors argue that the changing nature of suburban schools and communities make them “advantageous” locations for education researchers to study and understand pressing issues of race, place and inequality.

They argue that education scholars can benefit from a deeper engagement with suburban education spaces, and the issues and opportunities associated with them.

Learn more and access the paper at sagepub.com, here.