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We regret to share that the seminars featuring Urmitapa Dutta, Adrianna Kezar, and Audrey Bennett have been postponed, with an intention to reschedule. Evolving University of Michigan policies intended to best protect the campus and local community have encouraged us to follow suit with many other local events at this time.


The NCID Research and Scholarship Seminar Series features scholars who have furthered our understanding of historical and contemporary social issues related to identity, difference, culture, representation, power, oppression, and inequality — as they occur and affect individuals, groups, communities, and institutions. The series also highlights how research and scholarship can be applied to address current and contemporary diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in higher education and society.


The 2019-2020 series:

Diversity and Inclusion Counts: How Quantifying Diversity and Inclusion can Influence Racial Inequality in Higher Education

W. Carson Byrd, 2019 NCID Scholar-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Louisville

October 29, 2019

The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy

Dorian Warren, President of the Center for Community Change

November 1, 2019

Signs of Disability: Faculty, Accommodations and Access at Work

Stephanie Kerschbaum, Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware and 2019-2020 NCID Scholar-in-Residence

February 11, 2020

Toward Communities of Resistance: Rethinking Citizenship, Migration, and Belonging in Northeast India

Urmitapa Dutta, Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and 2019 NCID Scholar-in-Residence

March 20, 2020

Faculty as Part of Campus Shared Leadership for Change

Adrianna Kezar, Dean's Professor of Leadership, Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern California and Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education

April 2, 2020

Beautiful Justice: The Aesthetics of Oppression and Freedom

Audrey Bennett, Professor of Art and Design and University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor at the University of Michigan

April 14, 2020