Race and ethnicity impact our day-to-day experiences at work, impact how we build organizational culture, and can influence where we find belonging. As we adapt to meet our individual and collective needs within increasingly diverse organizations, it is important to study the ways race and ethnicity impact our own workplaces, particularly the social and structural practices that influence professional experiences for minoritized workers and practices that can support equity, care, and belonging at work.
This course focuses on evidence-based examples that clarify why race and ethnicity matter for a variety of organizations. We turn to historical case studies, contemporary reports, and ongoing research that help us identify practical strategies for advancing equity in the workplace. By the end of the course, you will build a collection of foundational approaches for exploring the social realities of race and ethnicity across organizations.
*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
- Executive Head and Associate University Librarian for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Princeton University
Dr. Ufuoma C. Abiola is the inaugural executive head and associate university librarian for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Princeton University. As the first person of color to be appointed as an executive leader at Princeton University Library (PUL), she provides strategic vision, advice, and… Read more