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CUNY Faculty Diversity Dialogue - Invited Speaker, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens

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205 East 42nd Street

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Faculty Diversity Dialogues 2017-2018

Led by experts in the field, CUNY Faculty Diversity Dialogues are forums for CUNY administration, staff, and faculty to build awareness around a range of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This series will provide a forum for discussion focused on matters of inclusion, implicit bias, intercultural communications, and efforts to increase diversity through faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and advancement in the workplace. Building on the momentum of the first FDD held in May 2017, the ORD will host a series of dialogues throughout the year.

On Race and Cultural Competencies

Deirdre Cooper Owens is an Assistant Professor of History at Queens College, CUNY. She has won a number of prestigious honors that range from the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies to serving as an American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow in Washington, D.C. She received her Ph.D. in History from the UCLA. Dr. Cooper Owens has published essays, book chapters, and popular blog pieces on a number of issues that concern African American experiences. She has also made a number of appearances on national media outlets like NPR, PBS, Slate, and Al Jazeera America as an expert on issues of race, racism, and U.S. slavery and continues to lecture widely across the country. Currently, she works on issues related to reproductive justice and anti-racism and is currently working with Teaching Tolerance and the Southern Poverty Law Center on a podcast series about how to teach U.S. slavery.

Cooper Owens' book, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology, is a recent release from the University of Georgia Press’ Race in the Atlantic World Series. It traces the relationship between slavery and women’s professional medicine in early America.

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New York, NY 10017

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