Faculty Panel: Identity & Scholarship

Every year, we invite faculty who are exemplars of scholars who create knowledge and apply their work to social change by collaborating with other scholars and community-based agents of social change.  These faculty are often inspired by their own lived experiences and represent communities who have historically been under-represented or marginalized within the academy.  This year's faculty have been invited to share their own scholarly journyes and how their lived experienes inspire their work. 

The 2022 Faculty Panel will be identified in early January, however below is a sample of faculty who have graciously shared their work in previous years. 


Dr. Enrique Murillo is Professor of Education at California State University, San Bernardino, Faculty Director for the CSUSB Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Program, and is Founder and Executive Director of the LEAD organization (Latino Education & Advocacy Days). 

Dr. Cristina Santamaría Graff is an Assistant Professor of Special Education, Urban Teacher Education at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI) 

Dr. Eric Galm is Professor of Music, Chair of the Music Department, co-director of the Center for Caribbean Studies, co-chair of the Urban-Global Arts Initiative and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fellow at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. 


Dr. Kareem Khubchandani, Mellon Assistant Professor, Tufts University. Dept. of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Dr. Banu Subramaniam, Professor and Chair, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Kristen Weld, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University


Dr. Gabriela Soto-Laveaga, Assistant Professor, History of Science and Committee on Ethnicity, Migration and Rights




Dr. Heather Shattuck-Heidorn, Lecturer, Evolutionary Biology and Women & Gender Studies

Dr. Jamie Hillman, Professor of Music at Gordon College and Professor at Boston University’s Prison Education Program