(Moses, Michele S. - 2012) -- Traditional Fulbright Scholarship
Award or Honor Receipt
How is it that those on either side of affirmative action debates share significant moral ideas yet endorse different policy prescriptions? This central question is the heart of Professor Moses’ research. It brings philosophical, conceptual, and document analysis to bear in investigating the moral disagreement over affirmative action in higher education admission in Brazil and the United States. As a recipient of a Fulbright Specialist program award, Professor Moses was invited to visit Rio de Janeiro to give a series of lectures on her research for the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro in March 2012. In 2007–08, she received a Fulbright New Century Scholar award. The focus of her work was on Affirmative Action in Brazil and the United States: Understanding the Moral Foundations, Disagreements, and Imperatives. Professor Moses specializes in philosophy, educational opportunity, and social justice within education policies related to diversity and poverty, such as affirmative action. She was a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow for 2004–06 and is the author of Embracing Race: Why We Need Race-Conscious Education Policy. She has served as associate dean for Graduate Studies at the School of Education since 2010.