Classroom Environment

We recognize that the steady diversification of our graduate student body in terms of race, gender, class, religion, disability, language, and sexuality requires us to

  • Evaluate and transform our teaching strategies as well as curricular offerings to create a departmental culture of debate, argumentation, and respectful disagreement.
  • Openly engage with debates about our discipline’s historical association with imperialism, with the implications of white privilege and power, and the racial politics of contemporary anthropology and our contemporary world.
  • Create classroom environments that make all students feel included and valued and that can be spaces of open and honest discussion and debate based in mutual respect.