— Building faculty communities based on shared interests through collaborative research and programming —
Focuses on the complexities and multiplicities of the Black experience across Black Diasporas, examining social phenomena that impact the experiences of Black people across the diaspora, including anti-Black criminalization, death by preventable disease, AIDS/HIV infection, exposure to environmental toxins, punitive schooling and intergenerational impoverishment.
Convener: Anthony Jerry, Anthropology
Convener: Juliet McMullin, Anthropology
Focuses on work at the intersections of Latinx and Latin American Studies and explores U.S. Latinx identities in a transnational perspective, with topics that include migration and migrant justice, education, cultural production and social movements around labor, criminalization and immigrant detention.
Convener: Adrián Félix, Ethnic Studies
Examines diversity issues in the performing arts such as whitewashing, color conscious casting and gender and race disparities at performing arts institutions and considers comparative studies of artists of color, decolonizing innovations in performing arts classrooms and theoretical approaches to trans and non-binary roles.
Convener: Donatella Galella: Theatre, Film and Digital Production
Focuses on reclamation projects that respond to Native American community needs and epistemologies, understanding reclamation broadly to mean recovery, renovation and innovation with a focus on Indigenous futurity, with an eye to associated Indigenous research methods.
Convener: Wesley Leonard, Ethnic Studies