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Exploring the Mind | Creating Inclusive Environments: Universities as Case Studies on AADL.TV


Friday March 26, 2021: 7:00pm to 8:30pm  Add to Calendar




There are widespread calls for all of our social institutions to be more inclusive; universities are no exception.

Join Abigail Stewart, Ph.D., for an exploration of some of the reasons social scientists have uncovered that help explain why it is difficult for institutions—and individuals—to be inclusive, even when they express a desire to be.  More importantly, Dr Stewart will use the work of social scientists to establish how individuals can actually realize our ideals, and create more inclusive spaces for work and learning.

Abigail Stewart is Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University, an M.Sc. in Social Psychology from London School of Economics, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.  Her research interests include political activism, personality development and change in the context of experience and social history, and institutional change in higher education. She is coauthor with Virginia Valian of An Inclusive Academy (MIT Press, 2018) and with Sarah Fenstermaker of Gender, considered: Feminist reflections across the US social sciences (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2020).

This program is in partnership with the University of Michigan Department of Psychology.