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Writing at the Intersections: Crafting a Diversity Statement

This event is part of series:

April 11, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:20pm
On Campus
Dr. Harriett Jernigan
Currently open to PFC course participants

In their efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, universities and employers are increasingly requiring prospective postdocs, fellows and employees to include a diversity statement in their application materials. This workshop will show you how to approach the diversity statement as a story about the intersections at which you stand and how those intersections inform your scholarship and teaching. In collaboration with others, you will review the basic characteristics of successful diversity statements and then work on your own, whether a first draft or one you’ve already written.

Speaker: Dr. Harriett Jernigen, Lecturer, Writing & Rhetoric Studies, Stanford

Harriett Jernigan is a lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and the Coordinator of the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics. She is a writing consultant for the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking and conducts workshops on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the U.S. and abroad.