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Janine de Novais

Lecturer on Education

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Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard University, (2017)
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Office:  Larsen 306
Faculty Assistant:  Ryan Noll


Janine de Novais works at the intersection of race, culture, democracy and education. She explores the social construction of race in educational practices and contexts, broadly construed. In her dissertation, de Novais introduces Brave Community, a theory about the relationship between classroom culture and meaningful learning about race. In 2016, de Novais was one of nine scholars honored by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) as "Promising Minority Scholars" and a NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Semi-Finalist. She has served on the Editorial Board of the Harvard Educational Review (2012-2014), and on the Dean's Advisory Committee for Equity and Diversity at HGSE (2014-2015). De Novais received her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2017 and her B.A. in Sociology from Columbia University. Before coming to HGSE, she was the Associate Director of Columbia University's Center for the Core Curriculum.

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