Six professors of humanities, social sciences to leave Tufts this year

Over the past several months, at least six Tufts faculty and staff members, notably from the humanities departments and from interdisciplinary consortium of studies in race, colonialism and diaspora (RCD) have announced their departures from their academic positions to pursue other opportunities. The RCD, according to its website, serves as an “academic home” to a variety of interdisciplinary programs including […]

University hosts open forum on race, representation in Alumnae Lounge murals

Yesterday evening, the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) and the Tufts University Art Galleries co-presented an open forum concerning the murals in Alumnae Lounge. According to speakers at the event, the future of the murals, which fail to depict any persons of racially marginalized communities, has been an ongoing topic of debate. […]

Adriana Zavala discusses her curatorial project featuring Frida Kahlo’s works

An intimate crowd of students and faculty gathered in the Hirsch Reading Room yesterday for a Tisch Friends of the Library Author Talk with Adriana Zavala, associate professor of Art History, who discussed her curatorial exhibition project “Frida Kahlo: Life, Art, Garden.” The exhibit, which was displayed at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx from May 16 to […]

Africana symposium, ‘Social Movements and the Black Intellectual Tradition,’ held in Breed Memorial Hall

The Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) held their second annual workshop, a symposium on “Social Movements and the Black Intellectual Tradition,” at Breed Memorial Hall at 51 Winthrop St. on the afternoon of Nov. 20. The symposium, which ran from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., was hosted by the Africana Studies program, in conjunction […]

Student Affairs Pluralism Initiatives engage students in exploring identity

The Student Affairs Pluralism Initiatives, which works with Tufts students in identity and social justice leadership development, held a panel event about faith and colonialism on Monday evening. Director of Student Affairs Pluralism Initiatives Steph Gauchel, who works with the Group of Six and Social Justice Leadership Initiative (SJLI) in her role, said the event was one of several semester projects meant to engage students […]

Pinto named WGSS program director

Associate Professor of Anthropology Sarah Pinto has taken over the role of program director for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), replacing former program director and Associate Professor of English Sonia Hofkosh. Pinto, who has been a WGSS Faculty Committee member for eight years, said that the role of program director was a natural fit […]