Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Events

John Hope Franklin Lectures 2019

The Division provides support for departments and other areas in the social sciences to organize and host diversity and inclusion events. Recent happenings include:

OCTOBER 25, 2019

Is the way you communicate your research doing more harm than good?

Organized by the Psychology Graduate Student Organization's Diversity & Inclusion Committee this half-day workshop welcomed faculty, graduate students, post-docs and other researchers in the social sciences for a keynote address by Dr. Sylvia Perry, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University and a subsequent discussion of the responsibility of communicating research in a way that does not create or perpetuate negative stereotypes or stigmas about marginalized populations.

OCTOBER 2-4, 2019

John Hope Franklin Lecture Series: “Slavery and Its After Lives”

These inaugural lectures began a series reflecting the role the university has played in shaping the field of African American Studies. The series is co-sponsored by the Division of the Social Sciences and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.

MAY 15, 2019

W.E.B. DuBois and the Chicago School of Sociology

Organized by the Department of Sociology, this one-day symposium brought together an influential collection of sociologists, historians, political scientists, and literary scholars to honor DuBois’ contributions to sociology and other disciplines, to engage with the exclusionary politics of disciplinary histories, and to imagine the legacy and the future of race scholarship at the University of Chicago Department of Sociology.

APRIL 30, 2019

“(Un)Knowing Inequality: A Cultural-Psychological Perspective on Engaging Historical Racism” with Dr. Phia Salter

As contemporary events like the removal of (some) confederate statues in the United States demonstrate, historical representations are both sites of commemoration and contestation. In this talk, Dr. Salter discussed how what we collectively remember or forget about the past has implications for contemporary intergroup relations.

MARCH 7, 2019

Faculty Panel: A Discussion of The Best We Could Do

Faculty panelists from the Division of the Social Sciences and the Division of the Humanities  explored ways in which the graphic novel approaches the politics of migration, citizenship, and the right of asylum.

FEBRUARY 8, 2019

Minding the Gap(s): Addressing Inequality in Political Science 

Topics in this mini-conference on gender and racial underrepresentation in academia n included among others, the determinants of the gender gap in academic publishing; social media as a tool for advancing the broader goals of promoting equity and inclusion in academia; and rates of assigning work by male and female scholars in syllabi.

DECEMBER 2, 2018

“Do Faculty Diversity Programs Work?: Evidence from 600 Schools, 1993-2015.”

Hosted by the Department of Sociology