The second annual Diverse Learners Awareness Week kicks off Monday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. The opening session will feature a roundtable discussion with visiting scholar Robert McRuer, Professor of English at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
In this informal discussion, McRuer will focus on interdisciplinary theories of identity, how they play out in the classroom and how we might move forward toward greater inclusion and action.
McRuer’s work focuses on queer and crip cultural studies and critical theory. His first book centered on contemporary LGBT writers, particularly LGBT writers of color, and his most recent book attends to cultural sites where critical queerness and disability contest heteronormativity and compulsory able-bodiedness. He is currently in the process of completing another book titled Crip Times: Disability, Globalization, and Resistance.
Join the discussion at the Center for Community on Feb. 20. Visit the Diverse Learners Awareness Week website to see the complete schedule of events.