On our campus, diversity, equity and inclusion are central to our mission, our values, and our success. This fall, we were awarded a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant to develop systemic and sustainable approaches to advance gender equity (including dynamics at the intersection of race and gender) and promote gender equity in ways that involve women and men. We will separately fund the extension of grant activities to school/colleges outside of the core NSF-funded disciplines to ensure that all faculty can benefit. In order to inform our efforts, we need to hear from you. On Thursday, December 6 you will receive an email invitation to complete the ADVANCE Faculty Survey.
On 17 October, David Snow, a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine engaged a packed house at the ISSR lab. Snow lectured on the relationship between right-wing populism and the construction of superfluous populations, drawing from his recent chapter on the topic in Mackert et al’s edited volume Populism and the Crisis of Democracy (Routledge, 2018).