Lisa Delpit

Lisa Delpit is currently the Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A recipient of the MacArthur “genius” award and the Harvard School of Education’s award for an Outstanding Contribution to Education, she is dedicated to providing excellent education to communities both in the United States and abroad. Delpit is the author of Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom and “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children and the co-editor (with Joanne Kilgour Dowdy) of The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom, all published by The New Press. Her first book, Other People’s Children won a Critics’ Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association and Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title award and was voted one of Teacher Magazine’s “great books.” She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Books by Lisa Delpit

Other People’s Children
Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

Lisa Delpit

The Skin That We Speak
Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom

Lisa Delpit, Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

“Multiplication Is for White People”
Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children

Lisa Delpit