Three Ways to Grow Courage as a Teacher-Scholar of Color in Academic Spaces Governed by White Supremacy
Ana Carolina Díaz Beltrán is a Third World scholar and former social studies teacher. Ana uses autoethnographic inquiry to examine the limits of global curriculum in hegemonic and marginalized spaces in Colombia and the U.S. Her work is influenced by Latin American scholarship, Third World feminists and feminists of color. She also is a co-founder of the Community Narratives Project, an effort to transform exclusionary forms of culture in State College.
Campus Climate & Student Activism In The Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Several years of working as a college administrator motivated Kimberly Griffin to pursue a PhD in higher education. She studied the factors and forces shaping the experiences of Black students and faculty college and university campuses, and is an engaged scholar focused on broadly promoting access and equity in the academy. Her work on mentoring, campus climate, and Blacks in higher education has been widely published in her field, and she has become a leading voice as policymakers, practitioners, and institutional leaders strive to increase faculty diversity.