B.A., Haverford College
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
As an Associate Dean of the College, the Dean of Diversity, Access, and Community Engagement, and the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at Haverford College, I work in collaboration with members of the Haverford community to foster the interrelations between diversity, academic excellence, and community engagement.
In my capacity as Dean of Diversity, Access, and Community Engagement, I support the work of the Office of Access and Disability Services, Eighth Dimension (Haverford's Community Engagement Office), International Students Services, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Women’s Center. I contribute to the work of the Educational Policy Committee, the Community Engagement and Social Responsibility working group, and the Task Force on Diversity and Community>, co-direct the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, and help support the work of the Multicultural Scholars Project and the Rufus Jones Leadership Institute.
As an Associate Dean of the College, I collaborate with other members of the Dean's Office in supporting Haverford students in their processes of discernment over the course of their intellectual development at the college, and in the context of our collective commitment to a community based on trust, concern, and respect.
In the Office of Multicultural Affairs, we support individuals and organizations working to foster cultural and intellectual diversity at Haverford College through initiatives that expand and extend our collective understanding of the challenges and opportunities of creating a truly diverse community.
As a teacher and scholar, I focus on the interrelation between aesthetic formulations of subjectivity and practices of social transformation in the arenas of autobiography, visual culture studies, and critical discourses concerning gender and race. I forge my work in conversation with disability rights activists and art historians as well as with literary theorists and visual artists.