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Branden Fitelson: Taking Grassroots Efforts to Build Inclusive Communities of Scholars

Branden Fitelson has been a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities since 2016. His research focuses on logic, philosophy of science, and epistemology. He has two decades of experience using grassroots organizing techniques to build diverse and inclusive networks of scholars in these fields. Fitelson framed his current…
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Shytierra Gaston: Using Mixed Methodologies to Address Inequity in Criminal Justice

The Civic Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion Council Admin Team is pleased to welcome Dr. Shytierra Gaston to CSSH as an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Professor Gaston comes to Northeastern from Indiana University Bloomington’s Department of Criminal Justice. Professor Gaston’s research is, broadly, on U.S. correctional issues and topics related to race, crime,…
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Élika Ortega: Organizing a Digital Humanities Conference in the Global South

Dr. Élika Ortega, CSDI Advisory Council Member and Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies, served as co-chair of the Programming Committee for the 2018 Digital Humanities Conference (DH2018), held in Mexico City, Mexico from June 26-29. The CSDI team previously profiled Professor Ortega during DH2018’s early planning stages, so we were delighted to…
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Welcoming Tiffany Joseph to the CSDI diversity council

Professor Tiffany Joseph is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and International Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is one of our newest members of the the Dean’s Council of Civic Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion. For Professor Joseph, CSSH provides an interdisciplinary, inclusive and collaborative environment for both faculty and…
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Theodore C. Landsmark: Working towards Just Cities

Dr. Ted Landsmark is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. He also serves as Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy within the school. This year, the Dukakis Center initiates the Just Cities Forums to increase…
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Élika Ortega: Making Digital Humanities Global

Dr. Élika Ortega, CSDI Advisory Council Member and Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies, is the youngest person and the first woman of color to chair the program committee for the international Digital Humanities conference or, as it is known, “DH”. ..
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Shaya Gregory Poku: Peace and Social Justice Week

For Shaya Gregory Poku, the Program Director for Northeastern’s Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC), the last week of September is an ideal time to engage students early on in the semester in recognition of the UN International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) observed around the world each year on 21 September…
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Nicole Aljoe: Supporting Women of Color in Academia

Dr. Nicole N. Aljoe, former CSDI Advisory Council Member and Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, along with Dr. Barbara Guthrie, Professor of Nursing and Director of the PhD Program at NU’s School of Nursing were instrumental in organizing the Women of Color in the Academy Conference held at Northeastern on Friday, February 10, 2017…
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Shakir Mustafa: Turning to Art in the Wake of the Election Results

For Dr. Shakir Mustafa, a teaching professor of Arabic and former CSDI Advisory Council Member, the current election results evoke several missteps by the Bush Administration that ended up with the destruction of his country of origin, Iraq, and opening the door for one of the most brutal terror organizations. To deal with the results, Dr. Mustafa turned to art and created a wood sculpture that reflects division, uneven lots, and diminishing equality. ..
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