By CIIS Staff September 7, 2018

It's official: The Diversity and Inclusion Book Committee, organized by the Transformative Inquiry (TID) department, has announced this year's book selection:

Gender, Development, and Globalization: Economics as if All People Mattered, 2nd Edition, by Lourdes Beneria (Cornell University), Günseli Berik (University of Utah), and Maria Floro (American University) (Routledge, 2015).

Each year, the student-led committee selects a book that department students, faculty, and staff are invited to read. The committee announces the book at the August intensive, and participants read it during the Fall semester. A symposium on the book is held on the final day of the January intensive.

According to this year's chair, student Katharine Ransom, who is in TID's Ph.D. program, "The goal of the committee is to enhance the diversity of the TID reading material. It's also a way to unite the department in a common goal."

Books selected in past years:

  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  • Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by Claude M. Steele 
  • Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States, by Irene W. Leigh, Jean F. Andrews, and Raychelle L. Harris
  • Transgender History, by Susan Stryker

Along with committee chair Ransom, student members include Elisa Boots (TLD), Charles "Chip" McNeal (TSD), Elizabeth Krasnoff (TSD), Serena Cheng (TSD), and Danielle Caminneci (TLD).

Joanne Gozawa and Daniel Deslauriers are the committee's faculty facilitators.

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