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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a department, we teach and produce literature that reflects a wide range of human experience, and we have actively worked toward expanding our curriculum so that as many voices as possible are represented in the courses we offer to our students.

But our commitment to inclusion extends beyond the texts we select and the courses we teach. We are committed in our work as teachers, scholars, and writers to value the individual differences of every student. We welcome and respect students’ cultural, political, and religious identities and the differences among students in ability, age, ethnicity, gender identity, language, nationality, neuro-identity, race, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background. We have also intentionally incorporated inclusive and anti-racist pedagogy activities into the development opportunities that we regularly offer English faculty so that we can become more responsive to the changing needs of our students, our disciplines, and our world. Together we work with students to increase awareness, sophistication, and understanding of the complex ways that individuals communicate and interact with one another.