New CAMPSSAH Faculty Director: Professor Maxine Craig

Professor Maxine Craig, Ph.D. was recently appointed as new faculty director of the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Social Science, Arts, and Humanities (CAMPSSAH). Craig is a professor in the sociology department and since 2020 has served that department as vice chair and director of the graduate program. Craig will take charge of a thriving and growing center on February 1, 2024  that now includes 24 Faculty Scholars from four colleges and schools and 12 departments across UC Davis.

Navigating Differences and Disruption with “Dialogues”

“Dialogues Across Difference,” a DEI initiative under the Office of Academic Diversity, advances faculty retention by addressing the negative impact of disruptive speech in learning environments. We are soliciting stories from UCD faculty and instructional staff about experiences with disruptive speech to explore solutions to this problem.

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CAMPOS and CAMPSSAH Induct 2022 Faculty Scholars

On November 4, members and supporters of CAMPOS and CAMPSSAH gathered in person at the Manetti Shrem Museum to welcome the two new cohorts of faculty scholars. Organized by the Office of Academic Diversity, the Induction Ceremony is an important time to foster a community among faculty and with the campus. The Office of Academic Diversity works to strengthen and diversify the academic pipeline at UC Davis. It develops programming to advance the recruitment, retention, and promotion of faculty members whose research, teaching, and service advances multicultural perspectives in all fields of studies.

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A Renewed Emphasis on Diversity in Faculty Hiring

UC Davis is embracing the philosophy that the world’s most serious problems can be solved only by people with a wide variety of perspectives, and is encouraging colleges and schools all over campus to infuse their recruitments for new faculty members with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. The ensuing new faculty members, 100 to start with, will bring their diverse and transdisciplinary approaches to bear on UC Davis’ Grand Challenges — serious problems that include sustainable food systems, reimagining the land grant university, climate crisis and emerging health threats.

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Asian American Cowboys and Native Erasure

By Dr. Beenash JafriIn
Reprinted from Reappropriate: Asian American feminism, politics, and pop culture (September 22, 2022)

Asian exclusion from US history, politics and culture is inextricably bound up with the seizure and transformation of Native lands. The absence of Asian solidarity with Native peoples is not just an ethical failure, but it stands in the way of dismantling ongoing racism, colonialism and xenophobia in this country.

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Meet the 2022 CAMPOS Faculty Scholars

The Office of Academic Diversity and the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) welcomes its eighth cohort of Faculty Scholars. Led by Faculty Director, Mariel Vazquez (Professor of Mathematics and of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics), CAMPOS emerged out of a 2012 National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant to expand the presence of women and historically-marginalized faculty in STEMM at UC Davis. With this year’s newest members there are a total of 39 CAMPOS Faculty Scholars with appointments across 31 departments in 7 colleges and schools.