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Micro-Aggressions, Micro-Resistance, and Ally Development in the Academy
Micro-Aggressions, Micro-Resistance, and Ally Development in the Academy


When: Thursday, 4/7/2016
From 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Virtual Classroom
United States

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Micro-aggression, micro-resistance,

and ally development in the academy

Facilitators: Dr. Cynthia Ganote, Dr. Floyd Cheung, Dr. Tasha Souza


We often discuss ways to lead difficult dialogues amongst our students, and even ways to serve as allies to students experiencing classroom-based micro-aggressions. However, what do we do when we witness colleagues who are the targets of micro-aggressions?

This webinar will examine ways in which micro-aggressions particularly impact women, faculty and staff of color, and LGBTQ faculty and staff in our institutions. In response, we can practice forms of micro-resistance and ally behaviors when we see our colleagues targeted, or when we ourselves are targeted. This focus on empowerment allows us to take action in our local environments, thereby lessening the impact upon colleagues and ourselves when micro-aggressions occur.


About the Facilitators

Dr. Cynthia Ganote is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Saint Mary’s College of California in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her research focuses on race, class, gender, and sexual inequalities; feminist methods (including grounded theory and feminist in-depth interviews); critical and feminist pedagogies; and on approaches to community-based research. Currently, she is writing a book entitled Diverse Faculty, Re-Shaping the Professoriate.

Dr. Floyd Cheung directs the Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning and teaches English language and literature and American studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies Certificate Program, for which he served as the founding chair. He has edited books and published articles on Asian American literature from 1887 to the present.

Dr. Tasha Souza is the Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Communication at Boise State University. Most recently, she was the Faculty Associate for Inclusive Excellence for Humboldt State University and a Fulbright scholar at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. She is a consultant on communication and pedagogy and has published in such areas as difficult dialogues in the classroom, discussion-based teaching, instructional communication, and intercultural conflict.




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