Christy Byrd on Studying School Racial Climate: ‘When You’re Learning About Yourself at School, That Makes School Seem Relevant to Your Life’
When Assistant Professor Christy Byrd, Ph.D., was a graduate student, she was part of a research lab focused on the study of Black identity. While most researchers at the time were exploring the relationship between having a strong Black identity and feelings about school, Byrd felt there was a crucial element missing. She shares how this experience inspired her ongoing research into school climate and its relationship to racial identity.
Strategies Can Help Teach Students to Discuss Politics
NC State Assistant Professors Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., and Christy Byrd, Ph.D., hold “Dinner with Democracy” to help students productively discuss political differences.
Virtual Dinner with Democracy
Join us for an evening to engage in discussions about contemporary issues facing the American public.
Dinner with Democracy Event to Engage Community in Discussion Across Differences, Provide Professional Development for Educators
With the 2020 presidential election rapidly approaching and COVID-19 restrictions continuing to limit the ways people can interact face-to-face, opportunities to engage in meaningful and productive discussions about political issues have become more scarce. Assistant Professors Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., and Christy Byrd, Ph.D., are hoping to address this through the virtual Dinner with Democracy event on Oct. 21, 2020.
Assistant Professors Christy Byrd, Crystal Chen Lee Develop Webinar to Help Educators Learn to Promote Youth Voices
Assistant Professors Christy Byrd, Ph.D., and Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., have drawn on their experiences with the #PasstheMicYouth and Literacy and Community Initiative projects to develop a webinar to help educators better understand how to amplify youth voices.
Building Campus Climates for Thriving, Not Just Surviving
NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Christy Byrd gave a presentation entitled "Building Campus Climates for Thriving, Not Just Surviving" on Nov. 13 as part of a lunch and learn series hosted by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity.
‘Dessert with Democracy’ Helps Educators See the Value of Classroom Discussion Through Open Forum for Community
Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Christy Byrd, Ph.D., provided a forum for discussion and helped College of Education students see the benefits of classroom discussion during the “Dessert with Democracy” event.
Exploring Social Issues and Youth Advocacy through New #PasstheMicYouth Podcast
Christy Byrd, an assistant professor of applied developmental sciences at the NC State College of Education, is helping a group of NC State undergraduates explore culture, youth leadership and advocacy through a new podcast called #PasstheMicYouth. The student-run podcast -- which offers learn activities for each episode’s theme -- is set to launch May 2.
Meet Christy Byrd: I Work Alongside My Students to Promote Social Change
"I hope my students will be inspired by my story: a first-generation college student who gets to do what she loves every day--work with awesome students to promote social change," says the new assistant professor.