The Julie Laible Memorial Lecture Series on Anti-Racist Scholarship, Education and Social Activism honors the memory of Julie C. Laible, who was an assistant professor in the College when she was killed unexpectedly in 1999. Laible was known for her community involvement through such programs as the Community Anti-Racial Group, which she helped found, as well as Aid to Inmate Mothers. Her research concentrated on methods to better education for young minorities.
- 2017 Annette Lareau, Making Their Way: The Power of Class and Race in How Young Adults Navigate Institutional Hurdles
- 2016 Jerry Rosiek, Resegregation as Curriculum: What the New Segregation in U.S. Schools is Teaching Children
- 2015 Kevin Kumashiro, Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture
- 2014 Patricia Hill Collins, Sharpening the Critical Edge of Intersectionality: Implications for Education
- 2013 Joyce King, Staying Human: Black Studies and Liberating Education for the Praxis of Freedom
- 2010 Pedro Noguera, Creating the Schools We Need and Moving Beyond Catchy Slogans and the Politics Blame
- 2008 Jim Scheurich