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Inclusivity and Diversity Committee

Purpose:

1) To advocate for the advancement of inclusivity and diversity in the Medieval Academy of America and within the field of medieval studies by encouraging more representation of medievalists from underrepresented groups;

2) to oversee an Inclusivity and Diversity mentorship program to complement the existing mentorship program for students run by the Graduate Student Committee;

3) to work with the relevant Annual Meeting Program Committee each year to organize and implement workshops and/or roundtables to facilitate discussions on inclusivity and diversity at the Annual Meeting. The Committee will engage our field’s challenges with issues related to inclusivity and diversity including, but not limited to, race, class, disability, gender, religion, and sexuality.

Composition:
Three members approved by Council (the Committee on Committees is instructed to appoint a diverse group of members to the Committee).

Term:
Three years serving in rotation, with the senior member serving as Chair.

Damián Fernández, Northern Illinois University (2020)
Geraldine Heng, University of Texas, Austin, Chair (2019)
Afrodesia E. McCannon, New York University (2021)

NOTE: The Committee on Committees should appoint three members in 2018, one of whom will serve one year (until 2019), one of whom will serve two years (until 2020), and one of whom will serve three years (until 2021). After 2021, one new member will be appointed each year, serving for three years.

Established by the Council of the Medieval Academy of America on 1 March 2018.
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