The 2nd annual Women of Color in the Academy Conference took place at Northeastern University on Friday. Learn more about the conference conceived of and planned by NU English Professor Nicole Aljoe and Bouvé Graduate School of Health Science Professor Barbara Guthrie, with support from the NU ADVANCE team. The conference was a great success.
“The conference focused on concrete strategies and techniques,” said Nicole N. Aljoe, associate professor of English and African American studies, who noted that this year’s attendance more than doubled the inaugural conference.
The conference grew out of a grant written by Aljoe and fellow Northeastern faculty member Barbara Guthrie—with the assistance of the ADVANCE office and its executive director Jan Rinehart—and was provided by the university’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Since that first conference, the initiative has expanded to feature more frequent professional and social events and efforts to continue advancing its goal.