Anti-Racism Working Group

The ECAS Faculty Senate Anti-Racism Working Group was initiated in response to the serious concerns expressed by Black students, faculty, and staff regarding racism on our campus and the impact that it has on their education, teaching, scholarship and/or personal wellbeing, most recently in the Statement From the Coalition of Black Organizations and Clubs dated July 12, 2020. We recognize that as faculty members in the College, we have the responsibility and the ability to promote equity, inclusion and justice in our classrooms, research lab environments, and departments. Thus, the Working Group aims to curate a set of approaches and recommendations that can be taken to combat these challenges faced by BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) students, faculty, and staff in the College.

Read the resolution of the ECAS Faculty Senate and charge of the working group here: Motion 76-2020 


Co-chairs :

  • Heemstra, Jen
  • Liu, Robert
Liu, RobertBiologyNatural Sciences and Math
Heemstra, JenChemistryNatural Sciences and Math
Gordon, MichelleAfrican American StudiesHumanities
Arnold, DorianComputer ScienceNatural Sciences and Math
Huseyinzadegan, DilekPhilosophyHumanities
Dowd, TimSociologySocial Sciences
Ettinger, BreeMathematicsNatural Sciences and Math
Jimenez, MartaPhilosophyHumanities
Carrubba, CliffPolitical ScienceSocial Sciences


Freeman, CarlaOffice of the Dean of Faculty/WGSSExecutive Associate DeanHumanities

Advisory Committee

Anderson, CarolAfrican American StudiesHumanities
Babb, ValerieAfrican American StudiesHumanities
Jones, TayariCreative WritingHumanities