Additional Readings and Resources

Campus Resources for Diversity and Inclusion

Here we offer links to campus programs committed to diversity and inclusion across the university community, including staff, students, and faculty in a variety of roles.
* indicates funding support

  • UW’s Diversity Main page
    • Primary webpage at the UW promoting diversity. Include links to many other diversity-related programs at the UW.
  • Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity Programs 
    • Supports undergrad education. Funding opportunities, resources and events.
  • UW Grad School's Diversity and Inclusion
    • Provides weekly updated information about the Graduate School's diversity efforts.
  • Go-MAP
    • The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program  supports students of color and students from other underrepresented groups.
  • GPSS Diversity Funding
    • Funds for Registered Student Organizations and Departments working on diversity at the UW Campus.
  • *McNair Program
    • Prepares first generation college student and undergraduates from under-represented groups for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities.
  • *Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD)
    • Gateway to variety of undergraduate and graduate diversity support and resource programs.
  • OMAD's DACA FAQ page
    • Provides information on the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
  • *Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
    • Coordinates and develops minority educational programs on navigating the University and its resources.
  • *Student Parents Resource Center
    • Resources and financial support for student-parents, child care services.
  • *UW Center for Multicultural Education
    • College of Education.  Research on race/diversity. Events & programs on diversity and equity.
  • *UW D Center
    • Resources and support for disabled and deaf students. Interpreter requests, events.
  • College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Minor
    • Offers courses on Diversity Minor and provides links to resources on different aspects of diversity.
  • Disability Resources for Students
    • Disability Resources for Students (DRS) recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. DRS serves as a partner in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all University of Washington students.
  • Disability Studies at the University of Washington
    • Undergrad minor. Language, research, policy supporting disability community.
  • Diversity Research Institute
    • The UW Diversity Research Institute (DRI), focuses on generating new, interdisciplinary knowledge about diversity, social justice, and institutional transformation.
  • GPSS Diversity Forums
    • Discussions about diversity at the UW throughout the year, open to any students, faculty and staff that are working on diversity efforts at the UW.
  • GPSS Student Parents Association
    • Caregiver directory, on and off-campus resources and referrals for student parents.
  • IDEA Center
    • Activities and training on intergroup dialogue (a social justice approach that foregrounds societal power relations of domination- subordination and creative possibilities for engaging with and across differences).
  • International Student Office
    • Advising on visa and immigration, academics, housing, taxes and general student life for international students, funding support for International Students.
  • Native Life and Tribal Relations
    • Seeks to centralize the Native-focused resources available on the University of Washington’s campus in Seattle.
  • Q Center
    • Facilitates a “brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientation, identities, and expressions.”
  • UW Dream Project
    • Leadership/educational support for high school students. Engages undergrads, page includes teaching resources.
  • UW Race and Equity Initiative
    • Provides resources and information related to race and equity on campus from across the UW community.
  • Women’s Center
    • Promotes gender equity and social justice on campus and in the larger community.

UW Listservs for Diversity Resources:

Suggested Reading on Race, Inclusion, and Geography

These readings focus on race, inclusivity, and geography as understood through different methodological and theoretical vantage points. Some examine racialized spaces and institutions – including the classroom and the academy – while others focus on ways of recognizing the mesh of power structures emanating from exclusionary practices. Their common emphasis is the axes of difference that shape and structure the spaces in which we live and learn.

Adams, Joy K., Patricia Solis and Jean McKendry.  (2013).  The Landscape of Diversity in U.S. Higher Education Geography.  The Professional Geographer. 65.

Frankenberg, R. (1993). White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.

Kobayashi, A. (1999). “Race” and Racism in The Classroom: Some Thoughts On Unexpected Moments. Journal Of Geography. 98(4), 179-182.

Kobayashi, Audrey, Victoria Lawson and Rickie Sanders.  (2013).  A Commentary on the Whitening of the Public University: The Context for Diversifying Geography.  The Professional Geographer.  65.

Pulido, L. (2002). Reflections on a White Discipline. The Professional Geographer. 54, 42-49.

Sanders, R. (2006). Social Justice and Women of Color in Geography: Philosophical musings, trying again. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. 13, 49-55.

Sanders, R. (1999). Introducing “White Privilege” into the Classroom: Lessons from Finding A Way. Journal of Geography. 98, 169-75.

Solis, Patricia and Ines M. Miyares.  (2013).  Introduction:  Rethinking Practices for Enhancing Diversity in the Discipline.  The Professional Geographer.  65.

Solis, Patricia, Joy K. Adams, Leslie A. Duram, Susan Hume, Al Kuslikis, Victoria Lawson, Ines M. Miyares, David A. Padgett and Alexander Ramirez.  (2013).  Diverse Experiences in Diversity at the Geography Department Scale.  The Professional Geographer.  65.

Sturm, et al. 2011. Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Community Engagement in Higher Education. Syracuse, NY: Imagining America – Artists and Scholars in Public Life.

Torres, Rebecca Maria and Melissa Wicks-Asbun.  (2013).  Undocumented Students’ Narratives of Liminal Citizenship:  High Aspirations, Exclusion, and “In-Between” Identities.  The Professional Geographer.  65.

Villenas, S. 1996. The colonizer/colonized Chicana ethnographer: Identity, marginalization, and co-optation in the field. Harvard Education Review 66(4): 711-731.

Winder, Jamie and Richard Schein.  (2013).  Race and Diversity:  What Have We Learned?  The Professional Geographer.  65.

Wright, Richard, Mark Ellis, Steven R. Holloway and Sandy Wong.  (2013).  Patterns of Racial Diversity and Segregation in the United States:  1990-2010. The Professional Geographer.  65.

Other Resources on Race and Inclusion

The resources provided here reflect the diversity we experience beyond the confines of our academic environment, and are geared towards engendering greater cohesion and inclusion within a broader sphere of living.