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The latest online edition of CLA's Impact Magazine

Class Acts

“Since our first cohort in 2017, the CLA’s DEI-focused cluster hires have allowed us to introduce our students to more cutting edge, field-specific expertise related to diversity, equity, and inclusion across the different majors. This allows students to see different concepts from new perspectives and to experience more equity-minded teaching practices in their classes as well. We are excited to welcome our third and most diverse cohort this year!”  

— Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Associate Dean for Diversity and Curriculum


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Alexia Arani / Women's, Gender and Queer Studies Department

Specialty Area: Feminist, queer, trans disability studies

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Alison Cheung / Communication Studies Department 

Specialty Area: Rhetorical criticism, rhetorics of race

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Ashley Clemons / English Department

Specialty Area: African American literature

Read about Ashley 



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Nikhil Deb / Social Sciences Department

Specialty Area: International political economy, development, the environment, resistance, theory, and the Global South

Read about Nikhil





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Susana A. López / Psychology and Child Development Department

Specialty Area: Counseling and clinical psychology 

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Jorge E. Moraga / Ethnic Studies Department

Specialty Area: Latinx studies, sociology of sport, and media and popular culture

Read about Jorge



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John Paul Paniagua / History Department

Specialty Area: Colonial Americas and Atlantic World/Indigenous histories

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Gabriel Soldatenko / Ethnic Studies Department

Specialty Area: Latinx studies and Latin American philosophy 

Read about Gabriel




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