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Graduate Affiliate Event: Navigating DEI Statements

Virtual December 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm ET Graduate Affiliates Only

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Mandatory diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statements are increasingly common for job seekers in higher education. Many HxA graduate affiliates have shared that they’re unsure how to approach writing these statements, especially if they disagree with predominant DEI approaches or wish to incorporate viewpoint diversity into their materials.

Join HxA members Matt Burgess and Nicole Barbaro as they share insights from their professional journeys, experiences with hiring committees, and key takeaways for how to approach diversity statements. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

About the speakers:

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    Matt Burgess is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, an affiliate faculty member in Economics, and a Fellow at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research and teaching focuses on economic growth and its environmental and societal implications, reducing political polarization of climate change, and mathematical modeling of human-environment systems. He was the recipient of the 2020 Heterodox Academy Open Inquiry Award for teaching.

  • Barbaro

    Nicole Barbaro holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is currently an educational research scientist at WGU Labs, an adjunct professor of psychology at Utah Valley University, and the communications officer for the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.

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