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UMBC’s Dresher Center for the Humanities and College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) introduce the Inclusion Imperative, a major five-year initiative to promote diversity and inclusive excellence in the humanities, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

UMBC, in partnership with Bowie State University, Coppin State University, and Howard University, will cultivate a regional network of scholars, who are committed to diversity and inclusion in the humanities. These fundamental partnerships will guide the development and implementation of the Inclusion Imperative’s three programs: the Diversity Teaching Network in the Humanities, the Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program, and the Humanities Teaching Labs. Through these programs, the Inclusion Imperative will support and expand community-engaged humanities research, teaching, and learning focused on issues of equity, inclusion, and justice.

Read about The Inclusion Imperative


Irene Chan, Associate Professor, Visual Arts and Affiliate Professor, Asian Studies: “Railroad Track of Violence: Stories about the Chinese in 19th Century America”

Amy Froide, Professor, History and Affiliate Professor, Gender + Women’s Studies; Language, Literacy, and Culture: “Eighteenth-Century England’s Charitable Corporation: A Corporation Tale of Microlending, Financial Fraud, and Government Bailouts”


2017-2018 Visiting Faculty Fellow

Brian Norman, Professor, English, Loyola University Maryland: “The Posthumous Autobiography and Civil Rights Memory”