As a scholar, I first grappled with these questions by exploring the role of gender and sexuality in migration and citizenship processes in modern France. But more than a decade of studying, teaching, and working in higher education contexts opened my eyes wide to asymmetries of power within institutions that continue to mark some out for exclusion. Moreover, as a college administrator, I have experienced first-hand the growing need for difficult conversations on college campuses about how privilege perpetuates hierarchy and exclusion.
As a diversity consultant, I aim to work collaboratively with individuals who wish to transform their home institutions into inclusive spaces for all students, staff, faculty, and campus community members. I undertake this work as an extension of my own personal mission to face each day with honesty, openness, fairness, and compassion.
I work at the intersection of higher education, administration, and social justice.
I provide consulting services to higher education institutions seeking to create more inclusive campus cultures.
On my bookshelf
What I'm reading this June…
This June, as I prepare to start a new job as Director of DEI at a local college prep school, I have a few tasks before me. First, I’ll spend some time familiarizing myself with what my new colleagues have read in recent years, including James Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me, Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, Warren Berger’sA More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, and Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future.
Second, I’ll be taking up social justice activist Layla Saad’s #meandwhitesupremacy challenge by completing her 28-day workbook and pairing it with Brittney Cooper’s Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower and Tressie McMillan Cottom’s Thick: And Other Essays.
This won’t leave much time for fiction, but I’m still planning to dig in to Margaret Verble’s Cherokee America.Happy reading, all!