Lisa Delpit

MacArthur Award winner Lisa Delpit is the Felton G. Clark Professor of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The author of Other People’s Children and “Multiplication Is for White People,” editor of Teaching When the World Is on Fire, and co-editor (with Joanne Kilgour Dowdy) of The Skin That We Speak (all published by The New Press), she lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

News and Reviews

Ms. Magazine

“Teaching When the World Is on Fire is the perfect blueprint…. We can’t change this world or put out these fires unless we engage and activate the minds and hearts of ourselves and our students. That process starts in these pages.”

Publishers Weekly

“An urgent and earnest collection [that] will resonate with educators looking to teach ‘young people to engage across perspectives’ as a means to ‘creating a just and caring world.’”

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