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Diversity and Inclusion Action Team

BU Arts & Sciences established a Diversity and Inclusion Action Team in fall 2020 to put our goals around diversity, equity and inclusion into action. The faculty, staff, and students on the team are charged with the following areas of focus and responsibility:

  • Generate a database of D&I-related initiatives and needs throughout the college, and facilitate communication of and collaboration on these initiatives and needs. This will include an inventory report on CAS course offerings in race/ethnic/gender/sexuality studies with the intention of expanding those offerings in order to establish a network that maximizes their impact on the college.
  • Administer CAS D&I Rapid Innovation Fund to assist departments and programs in pursuing their D&I initiatives.
  • Serve as a liaison with student groups.
  • Serve as a liaison with relevant interdisciplinary programs, including but not limited to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Asian Studies.
  • Promote and communicate the programs and initiatives of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Community & Inclusion’s office.


Maurice Lee, Professor of English





Kyna Hamill, Director of CAS Core Curriculum & Senior Lecturer



Adela Pineda (she/her/hers), Director of Latin American Studies & Professor of Spanish



Spencer Piston, Assistant Professor of Political Science



Swati Kshama Rani, Lecturer, Writing Program



Kate Saenko, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Karen Warkentin (she/her /they/them), Professor of Biology & Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies




Lily Johnson, Major in Economics, 2022



Grace Lee (she/her), Major in International Relations, 2022





Jade Muyambo, International Affairs, MA Candidate



Karina Sembe, Romance Studies (Spanish), PhD Candidate





Cynthia Brossman, Director, Learning Resource Network and CAS STEM Outreach



Angela Seliga, Physiology Laboratory Manager, Biology Department