Diversity and Climate Committee
The Geography Department at the University of Washington is committed to fostering an inclusive and reflexive community. The Diversity and Climate Committee consists of two faculty members and three graduate students committed to facilitating the following goals for the UW Geography Department:
- To foster a reflexive practice of critical geography by actively work against intentional and unintentional exclusionary practices in our discipline
- To make visible unintentional and intentional exclusionary practices and to catalyze strategies for a more inclusive and transformative discipline
During the 2011-2012 school year, the committee has organized and facilitated two events for faculty and graduate students around improving departmental climate and diversity. The committee welcomes involvement and input. Please email email@example.com with questions about the committee and its work.
Resources from the Committee
Suggested Reading on Race, Inclusion, and Geography
Adams, Joy K., Patricia Solis and Jean McKendry. (2013). The Landscape of Diversity in U.S. Higher Education Geography. The Professional Geographer. 65.
Frankenberg, R. (1993). White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.
Kobayashi, A. (1999). “Race” and Racism in The Classroom: Some Thoughts On Unexpected Moments. Journal Of Geography. 98(4), 179-182.
Kobayashi, Audrey, Victoria Lawson and Rickie Sanders. (2013). A Commentary on the Whitening of the Public University: The Context for Diversifying Geography. The Professional Geographer. 65.
Pulido, L. (2002). Reflections on a White Discipline. The Professional Geographer. 54, 42-49.
Sanders, R. (2006). Social Justice and Women of Color in Geography: Philosophical musings, trying again. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. 13, 49-55.
Sanders, R. (1999). Introducing “White Privilege” into the Classroom: Lessons from Finding A Way. Journal of Geography. 98, 169-75.
Solis, Patricia and Ines M. Miyares. (2013). Introduction: Rethinking Practices for Enhancing Diversity in the Discipline. The Professional Geographer. 65.
Solis, Patricia, Joy K. Adams, Leslie A. Duram, Susan Hume, Al Kuslikis, Victoria Lawson, Ines M. Miyares, David A. Padgett and Alexander Ramirez. (2013). Diverse Experiences in Diversity at the Geography Department Scale. The Professional Geographer. 65.
Torres, Rebecca Maria and Melissa Wicks-Asbun. (2013). Undocumented Students’ Narratives of Liminal Citizenship: High Aspirations, Exclusion, and “In-Between” Identities. The Professional Geographer. 65.
Winder, Jamie and Richard Schein. (2013). Race and Diversity: What Have We Learned? The Professional Geographer. 65.
Wright, Richard, Mark Ellis, Steven R. Holloway and Sandy Wong. (2013). Patterns of Racial Diversity and Segregation in the United States: 1990-2010. The Professional Geographer. 65.
Other Resources on Race and Inclusion
Queer Pedagogies Suggested Reading List (From Performances of Queer Pedagogy Workshop on 17 May 2012)
2012 Seattle Race Conference Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Seattle University
“9 Tips for Hosting a Racial Equity Gathering” by the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Racial Equity Initiative