Five new WSU faculty positions have been created to help promote equity and diversity across the Washington State University System.
The new positions are an integral part of the University’s Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas cluster hire program which was initiated by Provost and Executive Vice President and Professor of Anthropology, Elizabeth Chilton to demonstrate WSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence. The program is designed to address the urgent need for faculty specializing in interdisciplinary research topics associated with equity and diversity.
The following proposals were accepted:
- African Diasporas in the Americas (Department of History)
- Indigenous Knowledge, Data Sovereignty, and Decolonization (Digital Technology and Culture Program and WSU Tri-Cities)
- Music of Black Americans/Music and Social Justice (School of Music)
- Racialized Justice in America (Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology)
- Social and Environmental Justice (School of Design and Construction)
Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Lisa Guerrero, associate vice provost for inclusive excellence, will manage the cluster hire program as one of her first initiatives in her new position.