Friday, March 25, 2022
2:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Zoom Registration


Please join us for an opportunity to meet selected grantees of the 2021 Anti-Racism Summer Research Grants for Graduate Students. Sponsored by Rackham Graduate School and the Anti-Racism Collaborative at the National Center for Institutional Diversity, the grant program supports engagement in research projects focused on racism, racial equity, and racial justice while advancing graduate student progress toward degree.

In the inaugural year, nearly $100,000 was awarded to 21 students from across the 19 schools and colleges for their research projects. In this virtual event, attendees will engage with graduate student grantees about their research in moderated breakout sessions. Click here to view all the 2021 grantees' project abstracts.

Tabbye Chavous (director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity; associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; and professor of psychology and education) will give welcoming remarks, joined by Ethriam Brammer (assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion in Rackham Graduate School).


2:00 p.m. Welcome remarks by Tabbye Chavous (NCID) & Ethriam Brammer (Rackham). Mary Rose (NCID) to provide instructions for breakout rooms.

2:10 p.m. Transition to Breakout Session A.

2:35 p.m. Transition to Breakout Session B.

3:00 p.m. Event concludes. Please complete brief post-event survey.

Breakout Sessions

Live transcription services will be available in each breakout room.

Room 1: Cross-Racial Allyship

Unification through Vibration and Reconnecting Our Collective Ancestral Memory — Imani Ma'At AnkhmenRa Amen Taylor (MFA Student in Dance)

A Treatise on Cross-Racial Accountability, Allyship, and Solidarity — Jeremy Glover and Surabhi Balachander (PhD Students in English Language & Literature)

Moderator: Elena Rosario

Room 2: Redefining Narratives

American Patriots — Samantha Williams (Specialist of Music Student in Voice)

“I didn’t want it to be a sob story”: Black Student Identity Narration in College Personal Statements — Aya Waller-Bey (PhD Student in Sociology)

Moderator: Eshe Sherley

Room 3: Navigating Identities

Prospects & Potential: A Multi-Level Analysis of How Faculty of Color Develop a Leader Identity — Jeffrey Grim (PhD Candidate in Higher Education)

Where are Mi Gente? Codeswitching our Blackness and Latinidad in the Music Classroom — Marjoris Regus (PhD Student in Music Education)

Moderator: Sam Hobson

Room 4: Transforming Knowledge

Ancestors and Algorithms: African and Black Diasporic Knowledge Systems for Ethnocomputing — Imani Cooper Mkandawire (PhD Student in Comparative Literature)

An Embodied Exploration of Mathematical Teaching, Learning, & Doing for Social Justice — Gabrielle Bernal (PhD Student in Educational Studies)

Moderator: Reuben Riggs-Bookman