María Estela Brisk and Ana Martínez Alemán, photograph

(Left) María Estela Brisk, photograph by Justin Knight; (Right) Ana Martínez Alemán, photograph by Caitlin Cunningham

Lynch School Professors María Estela Brisk and Ana Martínez Alemán will be honored at the 100th annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the largest annual worldwide gathering of education research scholars, in Washington DC, later this month. Brisk will be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bilingual Education Research Special Interest Group for her dedication to research, teaching, and service in the field. Martínez Alemán will receive the Division J (Postsecondary Education) 2016 Outstanding Publication Award for Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015), a book she co-edited. The two are the first Boston College professors to receive either award.

Nearly 30 faculty and 60 students will present new findings in educational research during the conference, which takes place April 8–12. This year’s theme will be “Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies,” which highlights how educational research can contribute to public understanding, political debate, and professional practice in societies around the globe. The Lynch School and the Journal of Professional Capital and Community, which is housed at the Lynch School, will host an evening reception April 9 for conference attendees and Boston College alumni and faculty who live in the Washington, D.C., area at the Newseum.