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

Meeta Banerjee, Co-Chair 2022-2025 University of South Carolinac
Erika Hernandez, Co-Chair 2023-2027 The Pennsylvania State 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
Eva E. Chen 2023-2027 National Tsing Hua University
Michael Alan Medina 2023-2027 Boston University
Soojin Oh Park 2023-2027 University of Washington
Norma J. Perez-Brena 2023-2027 University of Arizona
Michelle Brown, Governing Council Representative, Ex-Officio 2023-2025 University of South Carolina
Stephen Russell, Governing Council Representative, Ex-Officio 2023-2025 University of Texas at Austin
Meg Bishop, SECC Representative 2023-2025 University of Maryland, College Park
Saima K. Hedrick, Ex-Officio 2021- Society for Research in Child Development