Fast & Curious: ED Talks from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School

Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The evening, which is free and open to the public, will feature three faculty members, two graduate students, and one postdoctoral fellow giving no more than eight-minute talks each about their research or work that is shaping education and applied psychology. For this edition of the series, all the presentations will discuss ways in which the Gevirtz School is centering its research and service on policy.

This evening will be the ninth in the successful series that began in February 2017. The Gevirtz School, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Public Library, values this opportunity to bridge the town and gown divide, allowing the School to connect with a wider audience. Videos of talks from the other evenings, which have drawn crowds of approximately 75 each, can be seen online.

Presenters and titles for January 25:

Eupha Jeanne Daramola, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Education, “Fever Dreams: The Promise of Multi-cultural Education Imaginaries” 

Erika Felix, Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “Psychology in Washington: Connecting Science, Practice, & Policy

John Galisky, doctoral student, Department of Education, “Teaching is Easy, Motivating is Hard: Leveraging Career Motivation to Promote Academic Excellence”

Tania Israel, Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “Putting the ‘Bi’ in the Biden Administration Priorities”

Natalie Larez, doctoral student, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “I Need an Interpreter: Disseminating Research for Policy”

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Associate Professor, Department of Education, “Ready or Not? Preparing Teachers to Educate Children of Immigrant Backgrounds”

Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

General Public


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