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Black Underrepresentation in Leadership Administration
March 25, 2021 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dr. Ainsley Carry, UBC, and Professor Charmaine Williams, University of Toronto, will draw from their rich experience and expertise to share insights on the issue of underrepresentation of Black people in academic leadership administration.
The presence of Blackness in Canadian academia exists on a continuum of underrepresented, significantly underrepresented, to negligible. In light of ‘race and ethnicity’ studies existing in Humanities and Social Sciences, Black academics from this field have been at the forefront of examining the reproduction of racism in academe and making anti-racism calls to action.
Rarely present in these conversations are Black academics in other fields, especially the hard sciences and STEM, whose struggles are both unique and overlapping, and who have limited space for contributing to academic activism generally, and the literature on race and racism specifically.