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 higher ed and now secondary education administrator, I have experienced first-hand the growing need for difficult conversations on school campuses about how privilege perpetuates hierarchy and exclusion.
As a diversity practitioner, 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 provide consulting services to higher education and secondary education institutions seeking to create more inclusive campus cultures.
On my bookshelf
What I'm reading this August…
Happy August! With my commute, fiction has taken something of a back-seat, but I’m still hoping to squeeze in Helen Oyeyemi’s Gingerbread and Octavia Butlers Parable of the Sower series (it’s a sci fi series set in LA in the 2020s! #relevant).
Fortunately, my commute has also introduced me to the wonderful world of Audiobooks, where I encountered two of my faves so far: Amor Towles’s A Gentleman from Moscow and Fredrik Backman’s incomparable A Man Named Ove.
Up on the non-fiction docket this month: Norman Ohler’s Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich, Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness, Tim Wise’s White Like Me, and Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
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