Research Fridays: Mentoring Underrepresented Minority Faculty
October 8, 2021
12:00 p.m. (virtual event)
This workshop will explore the ways in which underrepresented faculty in the humanities and social sciences can build mentoring networks that support and sustain them. We will also discuss ways in which we can center our own thrivance by building support systems that integrate our personal and professional selves.
Archana A. Pathak, Ph.D., is a diasporic feminist scholar-activist who examines issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality and scientific imperialism from a social justice perspective. Academically trained in intercultural communication and qualitative research methodologies, she utilizes autoethnography to explore how we tell ourselves and each other who we are. She is a former president and board member of The Conciliation Project, a not-for-profit social justice theater organization that addresses issues of racism and oppression. While serving in an official capacity with The Conciliation Project, she co-authored a staged reading, "A Canary's Call: dismantling the 'master's house'", which is a satirical look at the experiences of women of color in academia. Her TED Talk, titled "Embracing My Superpower: Living in the In-Between," is based on her scholarly work on immigration and race.