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  • Kirkland, D. (2019). With all deliberate speed: Reimagining integration from a racial equity frame (Editor’s Introduction). Voices in Urban Education, 49 (1), 5-6. 
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Foreword. In M. Juzwik, J. Stone, K. Burke, & D. Dávila (Eds.), Legacies of Christian languaging and literacy in U.S. education. New York: Routledge.
  • Kirkland, D., Johnston, E., Castillo, E., Gann, T., Martinez, M., Keith, M., Cox, S., Trainor, A., Oliva, M., Hernandez, M., Losen, D., & Fruchter, N. (2019). At the Intersections of Race and Ability Examining the Education of Students of Color with Dis/abilities in Charter Schools in CA, FL, TN, TX, & WA. New York: Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, New York University.
  • Weaver, A., & Kirkland, D. (2019). Beginning to understand opportunity barriers facing racialized and minoritized youth in Connecticut. New York: Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, New York University.



  • Kirkland, D. (2021). How to be an antiracist: Notes on Ibram X. Kendi and education in Detroit. Featured presentation to Wayne County Regional Education Authority.
  • Kirkland, D. (2021). Hip Hop for Hope and Healing: A Conversation with David E. Kirkland. Featured presentation to University of Wisconsin First Wave Conference, March 20, 2021.
  • Kirkland, D. (2021). A Talk with Teachers. Keynote presentation to World View High School, January 13, 2021.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Writing for racial equity. Keynote presentation to WRITE: National Writing Center, September 14, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Teaching in the time of COVID: Notes on race, equity, and culturally responsive-sustaining education. Keynote presentation to MOSAIC, August 17, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). When do we return? Keynote presentation to LAUSD, August 4,2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Let’s Change the Story. Keynote presentation to the Liberty Partnership Program, March 7, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Let’s Change the Story: Three Lessons for Advancing Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education at BMCC. Keynote presentation to BMCC-CUNY, New York, NY, January 22, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape you. Keynote presentation at the NYU MLK Day Oratorical Contest, February 2, 2021.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Learning loss is a myth . . . and three other things. Keynote presentation to Mosaic, October 1, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). How to Center Equity and Humanize the Process of Coming Back Together: A Focus on Joy and Justice in STEM Education. Keynote presentation at the 20202 NOYCE Conference, August 9, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). How to Advance Racial Equity in Education. Featured presentation to New York State Attorney’s General Office.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Hope is a Noun. Convocation Address to New Vision Aim Charter High School II, June 30, 2020
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Healing justice and education equity. Keynote presentation to Good Shepard, January 18, 2021.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Dreamkeepers: How Culturally Responsive Education Can Change Our Schools. Keynote presentation to Henry Ford Academy Schools, July 24, 2018.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Diversity and Belonging: Advancing Equity with Trauma Informed Care. Keynote presentation to the 36th Annual Committee on Special Education Chairpersons’ Conference, March 17, 2020. 
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote STEM Education. Keynote presentation to NOYCE, August 5, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education. Keynote presentation to National Charter Collaborative Summer Summit, July 20, 2020, Partnership of Losangeles Schools, August, 4, 2020, Big Picture Schools, May 21, 2020, Buffalo Schools, August 11, 2020, Institute of Learning, July 8, 2020, Irvington SD, September 20, 2020, and to PSP, July 13, 2020. 
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Culturally responsive-sustaining education: A vision. Keynote speaker Winter 2020 Convocation, BMCC-CUNY, January 23, 2020
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). COVID, racial justice, and other things that should concern us. Keynote presentation to the Black Charter School Network, May 19, 2020. 
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). About more than words: Race, literacy, and urban youth. Keynote presented to the annual meeting of the International Literacy Association, October 11, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). A protracted case for racial equity in education. Keynote presentation to Michigan State University, October 14, 2020 to UCONN, September 18, 2020. 
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). What should we be doing in these perilous times? Presentation to United Federation of Teachers.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Welcome. Presentation to Steinhardt New Faculty via Office of the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, September 25, 2020, via NYU Provost Office, September 10, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). School safety and security: Why race matters? Presentation to New York State Education Department, April 17, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Radical restart. Presentation to the National Charter Collaborative, July, 20, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Racism Is Real. Presentation to the NYU AMC, July 13, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). My name is David: How I cultivate hope in a time that feels ever so hopeless. Presentation to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Multi-stakeholder Collaborations for Culturally-Sustaining Community Schools. Selected for presentation at the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). I See Hope. Presented at the NYU Steinhardt Dean’s Convocation.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Equity, empathy, and education for today’s students. University of Pittsburgh, March 27, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Equity Together. Presentation to Dallas Public Schools, February 19, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Disproportionality in Charter Schools: Evidence from CA, TX, FL, and TN. Selected for presentation at the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Culturally Responsive-Sustaining. Remarks for NYU Metro Center/Spencer Foundation CRE conference, October 5, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Writing Pedagogies. Presented to the WRITE Center, University of California, Irvine, September14, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education. Presented to New Visions Charter Schools, Mathematica, CRE Learning Partners Project (WestEd), and ASU.  
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Community Schools as an Antiracist idea. Presented to the National Center for Community Schools (in collaboration with the Children’s Aid Society).
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). Brown Pride: A Focus on Latinx Education when Black Lives Didn’t Matter. Presentation to Special Session of NYSABE Leaders, September 14, 2020. 
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). AERA 2020 Presidential Forum on Black Students in Bay Area Schools. Selected for the presidential forum at AERA 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2020). “It's a Marathon, not a Sprint": Sustaining Racial Justice Work in Schools. Selected for presentation at the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting. 


  • Kirkland, D. (2019). The substance of hope. Featured presentation to the University of Texas at Austin, February 15, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). The Babies Aren’t Broken: Strategies of Equity in Education. Opening Day Keynote presentation to Wauwatosa School District, August 29, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Teaching vulnerable youth how to read and write: Lessons about life, literacy, and the pursuit of meaning. Featured presentation to the annual meeting of the International Literacy Association.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Teaching Literacy from an Equity Perspective. Keynote presented to Institute for Learning Leaders’ Summit, June 4, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Race, Racism, and Research: using Critical Race Theory to Inform Research on Reducing inequality (with Fabienne Doucet). Feature presentation to the WT Grant Foundation, December 6, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Race and disparity (with Kay Galarza).  Keynote presentation to NYC Schools Youth Summit, June 6, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Partnership to understand the experiences of students of color with disabilities in charters schools across five states. Feature presentation to NYU Metro Center/Bill and Melinda Gates Understanding Disproportionality Convening, June 18, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). On Language and Liberation Featured presentation to Institute for Learning Leaders’ Summit, June 5, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). No small matters: Reimagining the use of research evidence from a racial justice perspective. Feature presentation to the William T. Grant Foundation.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Maslow before Bloom. Feature presentation to International Literacy Association, October 13, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Let’s talk about race: A conversation from the abstract and difficult to the pragmatic and possible. Keynote presentation to Miami-Dade County Regional Consortium of Educators.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). It’s not the fish: Advancing equity in Yonkers. Keynote presentation to Yonkers Public Schools, September 2, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Equity, Literacy, and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education. Keynote presentation to Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER), November 8, 2019
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Equity is Not Separate and Not Equal: Part I. Keynote presentation to the Institute for Learning, August 28, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Culturally responsive-sustaining education and you. Keynote presentation at the Carnegie Hall Music Education Summit, July 10, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Building strong children by repairing broken (wo)men. Featured presentation to National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Bringing Education Justice to Education Technology. Keynote presentation to SIIA Education Business Forum, January 22, 2020.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Why your study is racist: Decolonizing Applied research and evaluation to advance racial justice. Presentation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, July 1, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). What love looks like in public (education). Advancing People of Color Leadership Award Presentation to National Council of Teacher of English, November 24, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). What is a Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework? Presentation to Scholastics, September 5, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). What happened the day after Juneteenth? The point at which Black Americans went from being property to being in poverty. Presentation to Fannie Lou Hamer High School.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Understanding the Barriers facing Black and Latinx Youth in Connecticut. Presentation to the State of Connecticut, December 2, 2018.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). The Power of a Story: A Conversation about Hope and Education. Presentation to NYC DOE Transfer Schools Conference, June 7, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Research that Improves practice. Presentation to NYC DYCD, July 10, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Racism is learned: So the first question might be not what to teach our children but what not to. Presentation to Lehigh University.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Hewn from the bedrock of bigotry: Standing in resistance to systems, ideological and otherwise. Presentation to the Salem-Keizer School District.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Freedom and Search of Opportunity: An Open Address. Presented to the Decolonizing Education Conference, June 7, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Equity by Design. Presented to the Detroit Public Schools Community District, August 19, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Equity by Design. Presented to BMCC-CUNY, New York, NY.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Equity by Design. Presentation to New Brunswick Public Schools, August 20, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Educational justice and radical love. Presentation to the community at La Salle University.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Education and NYC’s Anti-poverty programs. Presentation to NYC Department of Health, August 30, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Can We talk: A conversation on race, liberation, and belonging. Presentation to NYC Schools, October 31, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). At the Intersection of Race and Ability. Presented to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Chicago, IL.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). After the plan: Advancing equity in Wauwatosa. Presentation to the Wauwatosa Public School System, September 6, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). Advancing equity in White Plains. Presentation to the White Plains School District, August 28, 2019.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). A joy-based reimagining of English/literacy education is attainable. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Meeting.
  • Kirkland, D. (2019). A conversation with Nikole Hannah Jones about education justice and the 1619 Project. Presented at the District-wide Education Summit, Newark, NJ.

Awards and Honors


  • David E. Kirkland, Distinguished Member, Board of Scholars, Facing History and Ourselves 
  • David E. Kirkland, Recipient, Champions Medal for a Racial Justice, James Weldon Johnson Fund 
  • Matt Gonzales, Recipient, 2020 Education Power 100 - City and State: Recognizing the 100 most powerful education leaders in New York.
  • Huiying B. Chan, Panelist for Center for American Progress event: "The Opportunity and Counseling Corps: Helping K-12 Students and Young Adults Recover From the Coronavirus Crisis" 
  • Jinjoo Han, Awarded Acceptance of paper symposium for the 2020 SRCD Special Topic Meeting: Construction of the ‘Other’: Development, Consequences, and Applied Implications of Prejudice and Discrimination; 
  • Jinjoo Han, Awarded Acceptance of Diversity Travel Award On behalf of the William T. Grant Foundation; 
  • Jinjoo Han, Acceptance of three posters for the 2020 SRA Biennial Meeting. 


  • David E. Kirkland, Recipient, Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award, National Council of Teachers of English                    
  • David E. Kirkland, Recipient, Catalyst for Change Award, Publicolor, Inc.
  • David E. Kirkland, Recipient, NYU MLK Award, New York University

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