Equity & Justice Committee

The Equity and Justice Committee is responsible for addressing issues of equity and justice in child development, particularly in an increasingly heterogenous global community.

Mission Statement

The Committee has a mission to:

  1. Promote the importance and legitimacy of national, international, and interdisciplinary scientific scholarship on topics related to equity and justice in childhood and adolescence.
  2. Enhance efforts to build coherence and to foster conceptual advances within and across the varied approaches to research on equity and justice.
  3. Foster the dissemination and implementation of findings that bear on programs and policies related to equity and justice at both national and international levels.

> Read the Equity and Justice Committee Spotlight - March 19, 2018

Committee Roster

Paul Poteat, Co-Chair 2019-2023 Boston College
Meeta Banerjee, Co-Chair 2021-2025 University of South Carolina
Karen Jones-Mason 2019-2023 University of California, San Francisco
Dalal Katsiaficas 2019-2023 The University of Illinois at Chicago
Ann Mastergeorge 2019-2023 Texas Tech University
Riana Elyse Anderson 2020-2025 University of Michigan
Sheretta Butler-Barnes 2021-2025 Washington University in St. Louis
Christy Byrd 2021-2025 North Carolina State University
Natasha Cabrera 2021-2025 University of Maryland, College Park
Erika Hernandez 2021-2025 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Stephanie Rowley, Governing Council Representative, Ex-Officio 2021-2023 Teachers College, Columbia University
Stephen Russell, Governing Council Representative, Ex-Officio 2021-2023 University of Texas at Austin
Josefina Bañales, SECC Representative 2021-2023 University of Pittsburgh
Saima K. Hedrick, Ex-Officio 2021- Society for Research in Child Development
Jalen Moore, Staff Liaison    Society for Research in Child Development