Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grants Awarded

Oct. 25, 2017

Dear Brandeis Faculty,

We are pleased to share the Faculty Diversity Grants that have been awarded for academic year 2017/2018. This year’s proposals were especially strong and cover a wide range of programs, events, and projects available to the entire campus community. We offer a hearty congratulations to each of our awardees!  The list follows below.

As an institution committed to diversityequity, and inclusion, we are excited to see the wide array of departments embracing this effort. We encourage everyone to attend and partake in what is offered. Look for posters across campus with details or check out the events page on the DiversityEquity, & Inclusion website.  We look forward to seeing you at these fantastic events.


Lisa M. Lynch, Provost
Susan Birren, Dean, Arts and Sciences
Mark Brimhall-Vargas, CDO and VP of DiversityEquity, & Inclusion

2017/18 Faculty Diversity Awards
Visit the DiversityEquity, & Inclusion Events web page for more details and updates on upcoming events.

La Journée de la Culture du Québec
Catherine Theobald (Romance Studies)
September 28, 2017

Inequality and the Study of Antiquity Speaker Series
Jacqueline Vayntrub (NEJS)
October 26, 2017, 3:30-4:50pm, Mandel G12

How do Race, Ethnicity, and Religion Intersect with Sexual Violence?
Bernadette Brooten (NEJS)
November 3, 2017, 12:00–2:00pm, Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Training Active Bystanders: Creating Safety in Contentious Times
Gordie Fellman (PAX)
November 7, 2017, 5:00-7:30pm, Pearlman Hall
Pre-registration required: goo.gl/JFk36f

Hidden Figures: Women at NASA Yesterday and Today
Anique Olivier-Mason (Division of Science) and Jamele Adams (Dean of Students)
November 14, 2017, 7:00pm, Schwartz Auditorium

Castle of Our Skins: Black in Europe and Beyond
Andrea Segar (Music)
November 18, 2017, 7:00pm, Slosberg Music Center, Recital Hall

Diversity Dialogues: A Podcast Series Curated by “This Anthro Life”
Anita Hannig, Ryan Collins, and Adam Gamwell (Anthropology)
December, 2017

How do Culture and Race Impact the Brain, Body, and Behavior?
Angela Gutchess and Jennifer Gutsell (Psychology)
January 25, 2018, 12:00-1:30pm, Rapaporte Treasure Hall

About Face: Solving Issues of Diversity Through Self-Awareness
Patt Steiner and Jim La Creta (Rabb)
February 6, 2018

Teach-in with Mel King on Social Justice and Change
Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (Heller)
Details TBA