Talk: 'Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School'

Event Details

December 8, 2017
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Room: 160 E

Contact:
Center for Research on Families
413-545-4631

Calvin Morrill speaks on "Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School."

The presentation focuses on the social ingenuity with which teens informally and peacefully navigate strife-ridden peer trouble. Based on 16 years of ethnographic fieldwork in an multi-ethnic and multiracial, high-poverty school in the American southwest, the research complicates our vision of urban youth, along the way revealing the resilience of students in the face of the carceral disciplinary tactics. 

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson.