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Back to News Listing. The University of Denver is committed to living our values of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that our community and institutional success is dependent on how well we engage and embrace the rich diversity of our faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni.
With that shared value in mind, throughout this academic year, we plan to publish a series of articles to celebrate cultural and ethnic heritage months. Kahlea Hunt-Khabir is a graduate student studying higher education in the Morgridge College of Education. Hunt-Khabir hopes her research will create more equitable spaces in education through critical pedagogies and representation for black women.
She shared her experiences via with the DU Newsroom. What was your big takeaway from your conversation? To that point, my conversation with Patrisse Cullors was a reminder of why we cannot succumb to the shifting inclusionary politics of this work. She emphasized the importance of social justice practitioners centering black liberation, because the liberation of black folks means the liberation of all people. Nicole Joseph, with the goal of celebrating and developing a greater understanding of the lived experiences of black alumnae at the University of Denver.
Joseph and Kate Crowe started this project conducting interviews with living alums, conducted extensive research to identify early alumnae and developed an exhibition documenting the history of early pre black women at DU. Starting the —19 school year, I ed the research team alongside my colleagues Elizabeth Ndika and Patrice Greene, and we sought to continue doing the work that was started in Our guiding question was: In what ways has the experience of black women at the University of Denver changed or stayed the same throughout time?
Although more black women are coming to DU, their experiences have not gotten ificantly better. The research we gathered was used to revamp the exhibition, which was featured at the Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library in March This documentary will explore black life in Denver starting in the early s, with an emphasis on the black women who graduated from DU. The current team includes myself, Rachel Taylor and Stevie Gunter, and we hope to have this documentary finished by June In my autoethnography, I made a note of the importance of continuously pushing for a transnational approach to understanding positionality within the African diaspora.
This includes analyzing from coast to coast, keeping in mind how one may be situated due to colonialism or imperialism, and how that has evolved in order to create innovative approaches to achieving equity transnationally. In many ways I learned that the revolution is in the community and why it is imperative to center work in my communities.
Your research focuses on racial equity, specifically examining the socialization process of black women in higher education from a comparative African diaspora lens. Why is this research so important and what impact do you hope to have? It is my belief that this is due to perpetual socialization cycles of institutional racism that then intersect with sexism, making a unique experience. By understanding these cycles of socialization, it is my hope to provide tools for black women to move from surviving to thriving in the academy as they see fit.
You are focusing on how to create and maintain equitable educational spaces for black girls and women. What changes do you want to see? In an ideal world, I would like to see institutions like DU confront their anti-blackness and begin making and sustaining space for black people in general and black women specifically. This starts by hiring more black women as faculty and staff, as well as intentionally recruiting black women students from local public high schools. With this, there must be a true dedication to cultivating an environment that affirms black knowledge and gives black students the resources and support to flourish.
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