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Administration and Diversity in the Public University: A Feminist Conversation

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Time: 01:00 pm – 05:15 pm
Location: SCC Multipurpose Room

With the hiring of a new Vice-Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UC Davis joins the group of California institutions of higher education who have dedicated offices to supporting the mitigation of social prejudices, group underrepresentation, and both conscious and unconscious exclusion of individuals from the intellectual and social life of the university.

As with the establishment of departments of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) and Ethnic Studies, this moment marks the institutionalization of political struggles for social justice. What does it mean to institutionalize feminism, ethnic studies, to be declared a Hispanic-servicing institution (HSI), or to establish a new feminist research institute? As many of these units serve students, faculty, researchers and community members, what is our mandate? To whom are we accountable? What are the consequences and possibilities of institutionalizing social justice within the university?

This half day symposium brings together an established UC-Cal State collaboration between gender and ethnic studies researchers called the “Undisciplining Feminisms (UF)” collective with UC Davis scholars representing FRI, the taskforce on HSI, and GSWS. Symposium participants will engage in a conversation about the historical interventions these departments and offices were meant to make within the university, as well as what is at stake today.

This event is sponsored by Feminist Research Institute, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, Critical Theory Program, Davis Humanities Institute, Department of English, Department of Cinema and Digital Media, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Imagining America, Office of Campus Community Relations, Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement, School of Engineering, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Health Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, School of Law, Cultural Studies Graduate Group

For more information please contact: https://fri.ucdavis.edu/events/administration-and-diversity-public-university-feminist-conversation-0 or fri@ucdavis.edu


April 4
1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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