Fireside Chat with Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart

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Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Bowling Green State University

A fireside chat to accompany the immediately preceding lecture, "Minding the Gap: The Distance Between Compositional Diversity and Institutional Transformation"

Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart wrote in a blog post that became viral a love letter to minoritized faculty members in colleges and universities. She shared cautions, encouragement, and blessings gained at the beginning of zir 16th year of teaching, research, and service in the academy. Ze's ultimate message was to affirm the camaraderie of minoritized faculty, urging others to "create a life that can transport [them] beyond" the dysfunction of the academy. In this intimate conversation held at the College of Education, Dr. Stewart will talk further about love and critical hope as imperatives to reaching wholeness in the academy.

Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart is a scholar, educator, and activist focused on empowering and imagining futures that sustain and cultivate learning, growth, and success of marginalized groups in the U.S. higher education institutions.

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