Resources: Videos and More

Here are a few resources, including short videos and a list of websites and books/articles, designed to help foster inclusion on campus.

Fall 2022 Courses with Significant DEI Content

Responses by faculty to survey asking what Fall 2022 courses they’re teaching that have significant DEI content.

Alanna Gillis

Sociology

SOC 112: IntroSoc Inequality: about 25% is SES, 25% race, 25% gender/sexual orientation, and 25% other underrepresented identities (including disability, immigration, etc.) + intersectionality with the previous ones
SOC 236: Education and Society: about 50% SES, 30% race, and 20% gender

Jessica Sierk

Education

EDUC/GNDR 325 Sexuality Education (sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, mental health)
EDUC 3043/GNDR 3076 Why Identity Matters in Higher Education (race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, SES, language, disability, mental health, religion, national origin)

Serge Onyper

FYP

FRPG - Science of the self. Primarily gender stereotypes and sexual orientation/gender identity.

Robin Rhodes

WLCM

ESOL 202 Advanced Stylistics - international, multilingual, racism/antiracism against minority groups

Randall Hill

PCA

PCA 322: Native American Oral Traditions
This course focuses on indigenous peoples of the Americas and the Caribbean. We examine a range of Creation Stories, Trickster Tales, and healing rituals from the Diné Bahané (Navajo) people. While we do examine interactions between Euramericans and Natives, the focus is exclusively on Native peoples

Neil Forkey

Canadian Studies

History 203:  Early Canada, the content regarding Indigenous Peoples is roughly 50-60% in the semester-long course.

Penny Vlagopoulos

English

Intro to Latinx Literature (addresses literature and culture of a number of Latinx groups: Mexican Americans or Chicanx, Puerto Ricans or Nuyoricans, Dominican Americans, and Cuban Americans).
 
Literature and Globalization (Looks at texts by and about a number of ethnic minority groups: Caribbean, Japanese, Middle Eastern, African, and African American groups)

Sookyoung Lee

English

ENG/GS/PHIL/FILM 357: Postcolonial Film, Theory, Literature

Course content deals with race/ethnicity, gender identity, social class, national origin as it pertains to colonization processes, anti-colonial struggles, and postcolonial identity formation in the Global South. Authors are from: Algeria, Armenia, Congo, Haiti, India, Iran, Martinique, Palestine, Syria, Trinidad, Vietnam.

Precious Hall

Government

GOVT 290: Research Seminar - Race and Politics in America (various racial groups including Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans).

GOVT 351: African American Social And Political Thought (African Americans will be the focus). 

Liz Regosin

History

HIST 280: History of Women in America
Aims to address the complexity of the idea of "women" in America. Addresses experiences of African American women, Native American women, Latinas, Asian Americans, Eastern European immigrants, among other groups of women in the U.S. from the colonial era to the 1920s.

Frederick Schenker

music

MUS 236 Music and Race (race/ethnicity); MUS 246 Transpacific Musics (race/ethnicity); MUS 210 Musics of the World (race/ethnicity)

Megan Carpenter

Psychology

PSYC 467 SEM: Human Sexuality -- senior seminar course focused on sexual identity, development, and behaviors. Large focus on LGB+ identities, as well as intersections with race/ethnicity, disability, and gender.

Adam Harr

Anthropology

ANTH 104: Language and Human Experience: Indigenous peoples; speakers of minoritized languages; trans people.
ANTH 3072: Medicines and Meanings: medical racism; obstetric violence against people giving birth; Mohawks (we read The River is In Us)

Challenging Classroom Content/Language: Teaching Race

A conversation in which we discuss some of the strategies that faculty have used to anticipate and navigate challenges in classes that feature challenging content. Panelists: Melissane Schrems (History), Alvin Henry (English), Eloise Brezault (World Languages, Cultures & Media), and Sarah Gates (English). (December 1, 2021)

 

A Conversation about Community & Inclusion

 

Why are diversity and inclusion important? This video explores the importance of fostering inclusion and offers suggestions on how to do so. 

Implicit Bias

Here we learn what about explicit and implicit bias, and consider strategies to recognize and reduce our own biases. 

Microaggressions

This video introduces the concept of microaggressions, the physiological and psychological impact on individuals who experience them frequently, and offers recommendations on how to avoid and recover from microaggressions.

Race

This video explores race as a social construct, describes various forms of racism, and offers resources to help us better understand race, racism, and privilege.

Pronouns

In this video we discuss the importance of pronouns to everyone in our community, but especially how using peoples' preferred pronouns can make our community more inclusive for all. 

Socioeconomic Status

Here we introduce some basic concepts associated with socioeconomic status, discuss meritocracy and why it's a myth, learn about cognitive bandwidth, and explore some of the intersections between poverty and various other social identities. 

 

 

Select Resources on Inclusion, Diversity, and Belonging

If you’re just getting started and want to learn more, here’s a short list of resources including books, articles, web resources, and more about race, antiracism, LGBTQIA+ identity, implicit bias, international student support, and interfaith leadership. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but it should give you a start. If you have a resource that you don’t see here that you’ve found helpful, please share it and we’ll add it to the list!

SPLC provides monitors hate groups and other extremist groups, including the KKK, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederacy, anti-government militias, and more.

Here you can find readings, research, films, and other resources for a better understanding of the history of racism, structural racism, and how to advance an anti-racist agenda.

Compiled by Dr. Kathy Chen, STEM Education Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

A collection of readings and other resources on anti-racism.

A list of resources on SLU’s D&I Office web site raising awareness of the increasing violence against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

BIPOC Mental Health Support and Addiction Recovery

Race/Racism/Antiracism

  • Barnett, Brooke and Peter Felten (eds). Intersectionality in Action: A Guide for Faculty and campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions. Stylus Publishing, 2016.
  • DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility; Why It’s So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism. Beacon Press, 2018.
  • Kendi, Ibram X. How To Be An Antiracist. One World, 2019.
  • Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want to Talk About Race. Seal Press, 2019.
  • Parks, Julie. Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data. Harvard Education Press, 2018.
  • Singh, Anneliese A. The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing. New Harbinger Publications, 2019.
  • Tatum, Beverly. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? BasicBooks, 2017.

LGBTQIA+ Identity

  • Barker, Meg-John and Alex Iataffi, Life Isn’t Binary, On Being Both, Beyond and In-Between. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.
  • Gonzales, Kathryn and Karen Rayne. Trans+, Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You. Magination Press, 2019.
  • Killerman, Sam. A Guide to Gender, 2nd edition. Impetus Books, 2017.
  • Zamani-Gallagher, Eboni, et al (eds). Rethinking LGBTQIA Students and Collegiate Contexts, Identity, Policies, and Campus Climate. Routledge, 2019.

International Students

Implicit Bias

  • Marcelin, Jasmine, et al., “The Impact of Unconscious Bias in Healthcare - How to Recognize and Mitigate It”, The Journal of Infectious Diseases 220(2), September 15, 2019, 562-573.
  • Beeghly, Erin and Alex Madva (eds). An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, Justice, and the Social Mind (Routledge 2020).
  • Eberhardt, Jennifer. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. Viking 2019.

Interfaith Leadership

  • Patel, Eboo. Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. Beacon Press, 2016.

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