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Diversity in/and Higher Education

College of Arts and Humanities | English Tuesday, February 1, 2022 3:00 pm-4:00 pm Virtual

Antiracism: Communities + Collaborations presents Diversity in/and Higher Education, featuring Patricia A. Matthew (Montclair State University) and Christy Pichichero (George Mason University). Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Humanities Initiative.

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For UMD registrants: some copies of Matthew’s Written/Unwritten and Pichichero’s The Military Enlightenment are available. Please send your campus address to Prof. Tita Chico (tchico@umd.edu).

Bios

Patricia A. Matthew is an associate professor of English at Montclair State University where she teaches courses about British Romanticism, the history of the novel, and British abolitionist literature. She is the co-editor with Miriam Wallace of a special issue of Romantic Pedagogy Commons and with Manu Chander, of a cluster issue in European Romantic Review. She has published essays and reviews in Women’s Writing, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, the Keats-Shelley Journal, and Texas Studies in Literature and Language and written about race, portraiture, and British abolitionist material culture for The Atlantic and Lapham’s Quarterly. Matthew is the editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) and has published essays and book reviews on diversity in higher education in PMLA, The College Language Association Journal, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and The New Inquiry. Her work on diversity and equity has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and on The Brian Lehrer Show. Her most recent publications include “Shondaland’s Regency: On Bridgerton” for the Los Angeles Review of Books and a chapter on Frankenstein, race, and Michael Brown in Bloomsbury’s Frankenstein in Theory (Ed. Orrin Wang). She is currently editing a special issue of Studies in Romanticism on Blackness in the nineteenth century and writing a monograph about sugar, gender, and British abolitionist culture under advance contract with Princeton University Press. Matthew was a 2020-2021 Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University at Buffalo and is currently a visiting associate professor in the university’s English department.    
Twitter @triciamatthew  

Christy Pichichero is a public intellectual and Associate Professor of History and French at George Mason University. She earned her A.B. in Comparative Literature at Princeton University, her B.M. in Applied Music (Voice - Opera) from the Eastman School of Music, and her Ph.D. in French Studies from Stanford University. She is the Director of Faculty Diversity in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the President of the Western Society for French History, and a thought leader in Critical Race Theory, anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Pichichero runs workshops around the country on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Her first book, The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon (Cornell University Press, 2017; paperback, 2021), was a finalist for the Kenshur Book Prize for best book in eighteenth-century studies. Dr. Pichichero is currently working on two book-length research projects. The first engages theories of Critical Race Studies and Critical Mixed Race Studies to investigate intersectionality and processes of racialization in eighteenth-century Europe. Her second project focuses on war and humanism. Dr. Pichichero received the 2021 Presidential Medal for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion.
Twitter @clpichichero

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Antiracism: Communities + Collaborations presents Diversity in/and Higher Education, featuring Patricia A. Matthew (Montclair State University) and Christy Pichichero (George Mason University). Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Humanities Initiative.

Register for this event.

For UMD registrants: some copies of Matthew’s Written/Unwritten and Pichichero’s The Military Enlightenment are available. Please send your campus address to Prof. Tita Chico (tchico@umd.edu).

Bios

Patricia A. Matthew is an associate professor of English at Montclair State University where she teaches courses about British Romanticism, the history of the novel, and British abolitionist literature. She is the co-editor with Miriam Wallace of a special issue of Romantic Pedagogy Commons and with Manu Chander, of a cluster issue in European Romantic Review. She has published essays and reviews in Women’s Writing, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, the Keats-Shelley Journal, and Texas Studies in Literature and Language and written about race, portraiture, and British abolitionist material culture for The Atlantic and Lapham’s Quarterly. Matthew is the editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) and has published essays and book reviews on diversity in higher education in PMLA, The College Language Association Journal, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and The New Inquiry. Her work on diversity and equity has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and on The Brian Lehrer Show. Her most recent publications include “Shondaland’s Regency: On Bridgerton” for the Los Angeles Review of Books and a chapter on Frankenstein, race, and Michael Brown in Bloomsbury’s Frankenstein in Theory (Ed. Orrin Wang). She is currently editing a special issue of Studies in Romanticism on Blackness in the nineteenth century and writing a monograph about sugar, gender, and British abolitionist culture under advance contract with Princeton University Press. Matthew was a 2020-2021 Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University at Buffalo and is currently a visiting associate professor in the university’s English department.    
Twitter @triciamatthew  

Christy Pichichero is a public intellectual and Associate Professor of History and French at George Mason University. She earned her A.B. in Comparative Literature at Princeton University, her B.M. in Applied Music (Voice - Opera) from the Eastman School of Music, and her Ph.D. in French Studies from Stanford University. She is the Director of Faculty Diversity in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the President of the Western Society for French History, and a thought leader in Critical Race Theory, anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Pichichero runs workshops around the country on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Her first book, The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon (Cornell University Press, 2017; paperback, 2021), was a finalist for the Kenshur Book Prize for best book in eighteenth-century studies. Dr. Pichichero is currently working on two book-length research projects. The first engages theories of Critical Race Studies and Critical Mixed Race Studies to investigate intersectionality and processes of racialization in eighteenth-century Europe. Her second project focuses on war and humanism. Dr. Pichichero received the 2021 Presidential Medal for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion.
Twitter @clpichichero

Follow the Conversation @UMDEnglish

#antiracismUMD
#CLCS_UMD

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