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The Institute for the Arts and Humanities initiatives address the budding interests of Carolina faculty and create space for newly formed groups to come together and share resources. Community is at the core of the Institute’s work, and our initiatives aim to foster a diverse and affirming culture that develops UNC faculty through collaboration.


Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Working Group

T­­­he Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group at the Institute of the Arts and Humanities provides support, community, and professional and leadership development for faculty of color and Indigenous faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group was created in spring 2017 by Kia Caldwell (Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives 2015-2017), Mark Katz (IAH director 2014-2019), Jennifer Ho (IAH Associate Director 2016-2019), and Michele Berger (Director of the Faculty Fellowship Program, IAH, 2013-2018). The group was launched in fall 2017, with Jennifer Ho serving as the facilitator from 2017 to 2019. The group meets several times each semester. Past meetings have included faculty receptions, as well as meetings with guest speakers focused on professional and leadership topics of relevance to faculty of color and Indigenous faculty.


How to join

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Dr. Michael Figueroa (Music) who is serving as the facilitator of the group during the 2020-2021 academic year.