Readings about Race: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure

When: January 3, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)

Presenter(s): Jessie Daniels (Sociology)

Most in higher education value a diverse workforce and professoriate, but universities continue to struggle hiring, supporting, and retaining faculty of color. Pointing out and analyzing this discrepancy, Professor Patricia Matthew compiled the stories and voices of faculty of color from a wide range of disciplines in her edited volume Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure. This January, join ACERT for a 4-part, weekly Teaching Scholarship Circle (TSC) where we will read and discuss selections from Matthew’s book, considering how the issues raised by the book’s contributors relate to the experiences of faculty at Hunter. In particular, we will discuss how faculty learn to balance political activism, community engagement, and the demands of tenure in our fractured political times. We hope this TSC will build on the ideas of the last two Januarys’ TSCs, which focused on applying critical race theory and readings on race in the college classroom. Our goal in this continued discussion is to foster cross-discipline (and cross-campus) collaboration and activist pedagogy that critically engages issues of race and racism.

This session will meet on Wednesdays in January, from 2-4 pm in the Charlotte Frank Room (HE 1203). Readings will be from the volume itself (provided). Participants should plan to attend all 4 sessions: January 3, January 10, January 17 and January 24.


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