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237. Access to What? A Roundtable on Public Scholarship, Community Engagement, and Diversity

Sunday, 4 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Fairfax A, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Bruce Burgett, Univ. of Washington, Bothell

Speakers: Jodi Melamed, Marquette Univ.; Ifeoma C. K. Nwankwo, Vanderbilt Univ.; Imani Perry, Princeton Univ.; Chandan Reddy, Univ. of Washington, Seattle; Doris Sommer, Harvard Univ.

Responding: Gregory S. Jay, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Session Description:

Questions of access in higher education most often focus on who gets in, who is left out, and how the sorting of life chances plays out across the larger institutional landscape. This roundtable shifts that conversation by linking the question of "Access for whom?" to the equally pressing issue of "Access to what?"


Subject:

  • The Profession – General

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