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Carol D. Lee, 2021 Prize Winner

Learning Science Research
Edwina S. Tarry Professor Emerita
School of Education and Social Policy
Northwestern University

Carol D. Lee, the 2021 McGraw Prize winner in Learning Science Research, has had a lasting impact on the learning sciences by introducing transformative perspectives to the field. In her five-decade career, she adopted a broad ecological focus, closely attending to the role of culture in learning and literacy. Her work has led to significant practical implications for how educators can support learning using an intersectional lens, particularly for African American youth. Lee has received dozens of awards and honors—both for her research and her leadership in cultivating new voices from diverse and marginalized communities. Lee is Professor Emeritus in the School of Education and Social Policy and in Learning Sciences and African-American Studies at Northwestern University.

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