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4th Annual Boston-Wide Women of Color in the Academy Conference

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Curry Student Center Ballroom
More Information: https://web.northeastern.edu/woc/

On behalf of the conference planning committee, we are excited to announce that this year’s conference theme is Raising Our Voices, Strengthening the Academy.

The overall conference goal is to facilitate a more diverse academy by enhancing the timely career progression primarily of faculty, but also of post-doctoral scholars and graduate students. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive, hands-on workshops, as well as to network with other women faculty of color throughout the New England area.

Friday, March 13th, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Northeastern University
Curry Student Center Ballroom
Continental Breakfast & Lunch Provided

The panel and workshop break-out sessions will cover topics such as:
  • Negotiation
  • Being Activist-Scholars
  • Supporting One Another – Finding Allies, Sponsors, & Mentors
  • Maintaining Scholarship for Teaching Faculty
  • Critical Race Theory as Practice
  • Community Care
  • Classroom Practices for the Retention of Underrepresented Students
  • What University Leadership Should Know


Our 2020 Keynote Speakers
Paula A. Johnson
President of Wellesley College
Helen Elaine Lee
Professor of Comparative Media Studies and Writing & Director of the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Registration Information

Participant fees are:

  • $0 for Northeastern participants
  • $75 for faculty and staff outside Northeastern
  • $30 for PhD students and postdocs outside of Northeastern

Graduate students or postdocs who want to inquire about a fee waiver, please contact Dorie Campbell at d.campbell@northeastern.edu, prior to registering.

For more information, please visit our webpage.


Register here. The registration deadline is March 2nd, 2020.

We hope you can join us! 

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