Carnegie Mellon University

andreea-ritivoi-teaching-gesturing-900x600.jpgDEI Programming and Events

Throughout the year, the English Department DEI Committee offers programming and events to promote education, discussion, and implementation DEI subject matter.


AFTER ROE: Impact and Implications
October 7th, 2022 | 1:30PM - 3:00PM
A panel discussion moderated by Professor Lisa Tetrault (History) featuring La'Tasha MayesLeslie Reagan, and Mary Ziegler.
WOMXN IN ACADEMIA: Teaching and Researching Post-Roe
November 10th, 2022 | 4:30PM - 6:00PM
A panel discussion and consciousness-raising event with Julie Kidder (Ph.D candidate), Laura McCann (Ph.D candidate), and Pearl Nielsen (Ph.D candidate)


"The Medium is the Message, Revisited: Media and Black Epistemologies"
April 22nd, 2022

A presentation from Armond Towns, Associate Professor in Communication and Media Studies at Carleton University. 

Race and Pedagogy: Follow-Up Conversation
March 18th, 2022

This conversation gives all participants and viewers of the original talk a chance to speak more about the exciting ideas raised in the panel.

Race and Pedagogy Virtual Panel
March 3rd, 2022

Join our guest speakers in discussing equity-minded educational practices and expanding DEI Initiatives. Featuring: Keith Gilyard, Carmen Kynard, and April Baker-Bell.

Discussion/Reading on Race and Pedagogy
February 17th, 2022

A casual discussion/reading group hosted by Joanna Wolfe (Faculty), Trista Powers (Ph.D. student) and Robyn Rowley (Ph.D. student) featuring chapters from bell hooks’ seminal Teaching to Transgress.

Cultivating Effective Mentoring Relationships
November 12th, 2021

A private workshop for Deitrich College faculty and leaders, featuring: Audrey J Murrell.

Critical Race Theory in the University
October 15th, 2021

A panel discussion featuring Roderick Ferguson, Aja Martinez, and Leigh Patel.

Mentoring Minority Graduate Students in Humanities
April 30th, 2021

A panel discussion moderated by Dietrich College's Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Ayana Ledford. Featuring: Audrey J MurrellTamika Careyand Jerry Gonzalez.