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Seminar and Networking Reception: “Evidence-based Critical Interventions: Diversify Faculty and Transform Higher Education,” with Ruth Zambrana
Davis, CA

Dr. Ruth Enid Zambrana gave an exciting seminar on “Evidence-based Critical Interventions: Diversify Faculty and Transform Higher Education,” on April 9, 2015, hosted by UC Davis ADVANCE. Dr. Zambrana provided a summary of the overarching research findings of a mixed methods study on URMs at research-extensive universities and presented evidence-based policies and practices to increase recruitment, retention and tenure, and promotion of URM faculty. If you weren’t able to attend or would like to enjoy the seminar again, please view the seminar video HERE!

Ruth Enid Zambrana, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies, Director of the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity and adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine. Dr. Zambrana’s scholarship applies a critical intersectional lens to structural inequality and racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in population health and higher education trajectories.  Her recent work includes an edited volume with Virginia Brennan and Shiriki Kumanyika, entitled Obesity Interventions in Underserved U.S. Communities: Evidence and Directions (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014); Latinos in American Society: Families and Communities in Transition (Cornell University Press, 2011) and an edited anthology with Bonnie T. Dill entitled Emerging Intersections: Race, Class and Gender in Theory, Policy and Practice (Rutgers Press, 2009). She has published extensively and serves on many social science and public health journal editorial boards. Her recent awards include the 2013 American Public Health Association Latino Caucus, Founding Member Award for Vision and Leadership, 2013 University of Maryland Outstanding Woman of Color Award for her lifetime achievements, and the 2011 Julian Samora Distinguished Career Award by the American Sociological Association, Sociology of Latinos/as Section for her contributions to the sociology of Latinos and immigrant studies, teaching and mentoring. She is currently Principal Investigator of a project entitled Diversify the Faculty, Transform the Institution (supported by Annie E. Casey Foundation)  that builds on her previously funded  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study on Understanding the Relationship between Work Stress at U.S. Research Institutions’ Failure to Retain Underrepresented Minority (URM) Faculty. 

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