Event Details

Monday, January 30 (1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, January 31 (10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. ET)

Michigan League Ballroom, 2nd Floor
911 N. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 

 

Sponsored by Office of the Vice President for Research, the Anti-Racism Collaborative at the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the Anti-Racism Collaborative at the National Center for Institutional Diversity (ARC/NCID), and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) invite faculty and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan (U-M) to a two-day, in-person symposium exploring anti-racism research and scholarship conducted by U-M faculty.

In March 2021, a campus wide focus on anti-racism research and scholarship was galvanized through the development of the Anti-Racism Collaborative (ARC) at the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) — as part of the provost’s anti-racism initiatives — and the launch of the two-year Anti-Racism Grants program by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) in partnership with NCID. The complementary and shared goals between these two efforts include fostering innovative and interdisciplinary research that promotes racial justice and racial equity, supporting a community of anti-racism scholars, and amplifying the anti-racism research expertise among U-M faculty and researchers.

 

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Registration now closed.

 

Who should attend the Faculty Symposium?

The Faculty Symposium on Anti-Racism Research & Scholarship at U-M is a convening of faculty and postdoctoral fellows who seek to challenge systemic racism through their research and scholarship, want to be in community with faculty addressing systemic racism from intersectional perspectives or other disciplinary fields of study, and/or want to engage in dialogue around institutional supports for faculty who engage in anti-racism research and scholarship. We also welcome U-M students and staff who are interested in supporting the goals of the Faculty Symposium to encourage connections and community among those who engage in anti-racism research & scholarship at U-M.

What are the objectives of the Faculty Symposium?

The program content and structure of the Faculty Symposium on Anti-Racism Research & Scholarship at U-M were designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Share examples of innovative, interdisciplinary anti-racism research and scholarship conducted by U-M faculty.

  2. Facilitate discussion on what it means to conduct anti-racism research and scholarship.

  3. Build a sense of community and reduce disciplinary silos among anti-racism faculty researchers from different departments, schools, colleges, and fields of study.

It is our hope that these objectives will bolster and catalyze innovative research and scholarship efforts among U-M faculty to address systemic racism and work toward a more racially equitable and just society.

What is the format of the Faculty Symposium?

The single session format (i.e., no concurrent sessions) will allow participants to learn about current anti-racism work being conducted by their faculty colleagues from a variety of disciplines and to engage with each other in a collective dialogue on what it means to conduct anti-racism research and scholarship.  

The symposium will also feature remarks by campus leadership, including a lunchtime conversation on the challenges and opportunities of facilitating institutional and systemic change to support anti-racism scholars and their scholarship.

This is an in-person event to encourage participation, networking, and connection. We are looking for ways to continue this conversation in other formats and for other groups in the future.

CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) services will be provided for every session.

Recording

Sessions will be recorded, edited for length, and captioned before being made available here after the Faculty Symposium.

Campus Anti-Racism Resources

Hosted by NCID’s Anti-Racism Collaborative, this page is a compilation of anti-racism resources developed by University of Michigan (U-M) centers, departments, campus units, and affinity groups that were available online as of May 6, 2022. Please refer to the respective websites for the most up-to-date information.

 

Program Agenda

Monday, January 30

12:30 p.m.

Registration & doors open

1:00–2:30 p.m.    

Welcome

  • Elizabeth R. Cole, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor; Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Psychology, and Afroamerican and African Studies; Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity
  • Geoffrey Thün, Professor of Architecture; Associate Vice President for Research–Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, Office of the Vice President for Research

Opening Remarks

  • Laurie McCauley, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; William K and Mary Anne Najjar Professor of Periodontics, Professor of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry and Professor of Pathology, Medical School

  • Rebecca Cunningham, William G. Barsan Collegiate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Vice President for Research 

  • Tabbye Chavous, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education; Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Session 1: Community- and Population-Level Approaches to Systemic Racism and Change

  • Matthew Bui, Assistant Professor of Information and Research Fellow, School of Information; Anne Cong-Huyen, Director of Digital Scholarship, U-M Library; and Ian Shin, Assistant Professor of American Culture

  • Mara Ostfeld, Assistant Research Scientist, Ford School of Public Policy; Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research

  • Charles H.F. Davis, III, Assistant Professor of Education, School of Education

  • Moderated by Deborah Rivas-Drake, Stephanie J. Rowley Professor of Education; Professor of Psychology; Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, and Equity,  

2:30–2:45 p.m.

BREAK

2:45–4:00 p.m.

Session 2: Impacting Systems 

Tuesday, January 31

9:30 a.m.

Registration & doors open

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Welcome

  • Trachette Jackson, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor; Professor of Mathematics; Assistant Vice President for Research–Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, Office of the Vice President for Research

Session 3: U-M Supports for Advancing Your Research

  • Jake Carlson, Director of Deep Blue Repository and Research Data Services, U-M Library

  • Donna Lartigue, Associate Director, Foundation Relations

  • Kate Livingston, Associate Director for Teaching, Research & Academic Partnerships, Ginsberg Center

  • Kelly Sexton, Associate Vice President for Innovation Partnerships, Office of the Vice President for Research

  • Moderated by Jill Jividen, Senior Director of Research Development, Office of the Vice President for Research

 

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch is provided

Welcome

  • Elizabeth R. Cole, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor; Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Psychology, and Afroamerican and African Studies; Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity

Session 4: A Conversation with Institutional Leaders about Supporting Anti-Racism Scholars

  • F. DuBois Bowman, Roderick J. Little Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics; Dean, School of Public Health

  • Anne Curzan, Geneva Smitherman Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, Linguistics, and Education; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English, Linguistics, and Education; Dean, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • Elizabeth Moje, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education and Arthur F Thurnau Professor; Dean, School of Education

  • Carlos Jackson, Professor of Art and Design; Dean, Stamps School of Art & Design

  • Moderated by Tabbye Chavous, Professor of Education; Professor of Psychology; Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

 

1:10–2:15 p.m.

Session 5: Linking Individual/Interpersonal Level to Systemic Racism and Change

  • Ashley Cureton, Assistant Professor of Social Work; Assistant Professor of Education

  • Myles Durkee, Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Moderated by Ketra Armstrong, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor; Professor of Sport Management; Director, Center for Race & Ethnicity in Sport; Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, School of Kinesiology

 

2:15–2:30 p.m.

BREAK 

 

2:30–4:00 p.m.

Session 6: Developing Anti-Racist Practices, Protocols, & Interventions

  • Lorena Chambers, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History and American Culture

  • Johanna Mathieu, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  • Lauren Oshman, Associate Professor of Family Medicine; and Paul Chandanabhumma, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

  • Moderated by Amy Schulz, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor; Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education; Associate Director, Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health (CRECH)

Closing remarks

  • Trachette Jackson, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor; Professor of Mathematics; Assistant Vice President for Research–Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, Office of the Vice President for Research

  • Geoffrey Thün, Professor of Architecture; Associate Vice President for Research–Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, U-M Office of Research

Food & Refreshments

Beverages and refreshments will be available throughout both days of the event. Lunch for those registered will include gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Please stay home if you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are showing COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who has had close contact with a person who has COVID-19 should also stay home and monitor their health.

  • All members of our campus community who enter campus buildings and facilities are encouraged to use ResponsiBLUE to check themselves for COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Masks are optional for indoor spaces on the University of Michigan campuses with the exception that masks remain required in patient care areas (e.g Michigan Medicine, University Health Service and the Dental School clinical areas), and at U-M Covid-19 testing sites.

Accessibility Information

CART Services

  • CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) services will be provided for each session.

Fragrances

  • In an effort to make our event welcoming to those with allergies and sensitivities to chemical fragrances, we encourage attendees to refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume, cologne, and fragrant personal care products at the event.

Michigan League Building Info 

  • Ramp access is available at the south entrance (circle driveway) on N. University Ave. 

  • The gender inclusive & accessible restroom is available on the 3rd floor, Room 343T. 

  • One public elevator is available. North and south stairs go to all floors but center stairs only go to the 2nd floor.

  • The Reflection Room, 3rd floor, room 347, is also used as a personal room for breastfeeding parents. Members of the university community can gain access with their MCard. Contact the Building Manager at the Information Desk for information on securing the space for lactation purposes.​ The room at the League includes a table, two chairs, and an outlet. Call the Manager on Duty with any room issues at 734-260-4117. If you have questions, email UUOperations@umich.edu.

Parking 

  • Metered street parking is available around the Michigan League.

  • The Maynard Street Parking Structure (at E. Liberty Street) is open to the public. It is located 3 blocks west of the Michigan League. There are 14 accessible parking spaces available.

  • The Palmer Drive Parking Structure, located on Washtenaw Avenue, has visitor parking in addition to campus permitted parking. There are 16 accessible spaces available.

  • The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority webpage offers information on parking in downtown Ann Arbor, a downtown walking map, accessible parking in the area, and parking for electric vehicles.

Public Transportation

Questions?

For more information, please contact anti-racism-symposium@umich.edu.