Transforming Structures of Whiteness in University Leadership

The Center for Racial Justice is happy to announce an upcoming series centered on the research and writing of Associate Professor of Psychology Rebecca Covarrubias and graduate student Katherine Quinteros! 

Please join us for the event series titled: Transforming Structures of Whiteness in University Leadership.  Please save the dates and register below.  More information to follow

FLYER: Transforming_Structures_Whiteness.pdf


This series will consist of three events:

Friday, February 18Enacting Solidarities: Faculty/Staff Affinity Groups Report Back

The Faculty Community Networking Program was created to provide DEI arenas of community, development, and support for faculty from historically marginalized communities on campus. In this forum, leaders of these groups will present the issues and recommendations that emerged from their collective discussions, and report back on their groups’ experiences in trying to improve faculty community, development, and support. Discussion will focus on how to move this work forward.

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Friday, April 1– Calling Out Whiteness in University Structures of Leadership

Centering the voices and lived experiences of faculty of color (FOC) navigating university leadership is critical for exposing and transforming problematic structures. From a brief research talk, audiences will learn how FOC navigate and reform structures of Whiteness in leadership. Interactive discussion with divisional deans will follow, with goals of understanding how to bolster the leadership efforts of FOC and undo structures of Whiteness.

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TBDRecognizing Invisible Labor in the University: Ways Forward

Recent research and social movements have highlighted ways that racism and sexism remain entrenched in the academy. Patterns of faculty workload show clear inequities, with faculty from historically minoritized groups disproportionately doing more service, diversity and mentoring work, with women faculty doing more teaching and service. These activities are essential to university functioning, yet are often invisible and unrewarded, leading to lower productivity and decreased retention. In this event, our panelists will discuss examples of promising practices and policies that have been developed both within the University of California system and beyond, for recognizing and rewarding invisible labor.


Registration forthcoming.