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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality

Women of color in higher ed

Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality (IRISE)



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  • June 4;  Singing Our Way to Freedom, Chunky Sanchez Film Screening and Q&A with Screenwriter Paul Espinosa
  • April 24.  Fireside chat and book signing, "Women of Color in Higher Ed" with Dr. Meera Deo, Christine Vega and Dr. Manya Whitaker,
  • April 11.  Blackkklansman Screening and Q&A with screenwriter Kevin Willmott.  
  • March 5 & 6.  Faculty Panel Discussion and Presentation by Dr. Amber Johnson of the Justice Fleet.  
  • February 21. Qualitative Research Methods Forum: "Engaging Communities of Color in Research and Practice" 
  • February 7.  "RAGE:  Cultivating, Protecting and Transforming the Discourse on Racial Scholarship in Higher Ed", featuring Dr. Melina Abdullah and Dr. Mary Romero.  
  • "DU-ing Racial Justice: Healthy Inequity Discussion with Dr. David Williams". November 13th, 2018.
  • Anthology Project: Tears Worth Telling
  • Critical Cultural Studies Lecture Series: Talking Heads-Queer Television of the 1980's
  • Critical Race Theory and Empirical Methods Symposium
  • Crimmigration Symposium
  • Eradicating Hate: A Paper Trail of Nazi Practice
  • Race, Identity & Politics in Research
  • Revisiting Sex: Gender & Sex Discrimination 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act
  • Trails of Hope & Terror Film Screening and Discussion



Below are video recordings of recent events hosted by IRISE and/or of importance to the IRISE Community.

"Dreams Delayed: The Continued Struggle for Socially Just Campus Environments in Challenging Times", by Dr. Frank Tuitt

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., IRISE Affiliate Faculty and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Tuitt shares his thoughts and reflections on the roles of leaders in promoting diversity and equity in higher education. The author and editor of numerous articles and books, Dr. Tuitt is one of the nation's foremost authorities on the concept of inclusive excellence, equity, and access to higher education. In 2014 Dr. Tuitt was awarded the Mildred García Exemplary Scholarship Award and has been a major force in bringing about the vision of IRISE.