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A Simple Way to Boost Minority Test Scores (August 9, 2013). | view article

Race Undercover: the Matter of Bias in the Zimmerman Trial (August 7, 2013).
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Valerie participated in a teleconference roundtable of leading critical race scholars, social scientists, journalists, lawyers, and thought leaders, for a talk titled: Standing Our Ground For Trayvon Martin, on July 24th, 2013. | visit site

Valerie was mentioned in an article titled, How to build a better teacher, from Slate Magazine on July 25th, 2012. | view article

Valerie was mentioned in an article titled, The Only One, from Essence Magazine on May 15th, 2013. | view article

The Closet Is Real, and It's Bad (March 19th, 2013). | view article

Jodi Foster's Divided Self. Psychology Today (January 26th, 2013). | view article

Valerie was mentioned in an article from the American Psychological Association called “Closing the Achievement Gap” in September 2011. | view article

Valerie gave a keynote address on stereotype threat at the Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Leadership Forum “Managing Schools to Improve Teacher Performance” in June 2013. | watch via youtube instead

Valerie gave a talk at the Columbia Business School about Inclusive Leadership, Stereotyping and the Brain in March 2010. | watch via site instead

Valerie was featured in five talks at The Takeaway in 2009 and 2010:

You Can’t Say That On Television: NPR Correspondent Loses
His Job After Making Racially Tinged Remarks on FOX (October 22nd, 2010).
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Can We Close the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools?
(April 1st, 2010). | listen via site instead

Experts Weigh in on Early High School Graduation
(February 19th, 2010). | listen via site instead

Sibling Rivalry Frequent but not Foregone
(October 5th, 2009). | listen via site instead

Positive Affirmations Help Improve Some Students Test Scores
(April 17th, 2009). | listen via site instead

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Upcoming Talks

Topic: Do at-risk kids have more on the line when it comes to testing? Is poor performance a cycle?
Valerie Purdie-Vaughns to participate in a radio discussion about children at risk on Michigan Radio. Specifically, she will dicuss "Is poor performance a cycle?" where she will talk about stereotype threat & perception.
Thursday, January 16th @ 3:00-4:00pm EST
The Structure of Equality: Case-By-Case Versus Group Selection Decisions and Demographic Diversity
Talk to be given at the Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (GPIR) pre-conference at annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX.
Thursday, February 13, 2014