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Sep 6, 2021

Dr. Malik Boykin is the first Black professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University.  In this conversation we discuss how student-teacher relationships affect learning, and the importance of being vulnerable in front of our students.  We then consider how stigma and prejudice arises and how to reduce this within schools at both and individual level and an organisational level.  Oh and Dr Boykin AKA Malik Starx is also a hip hop artist and has currently joined forces with producer Stephon Alexander, a theoretical physics professor at Brown University. The results include jazzy, Afro-Caribbean styled-single “Dancing for Freedom,” alongside vocalist Kanjia. A sample of their song “Dancing for Freedom” can be heard on this podcast. 

More information about Dr Boykin can be found here:

Dr. Boykin and Brown University

Dr. Boykin’s Research Lab