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Designing Antiracism Curricula Fellowship Program

Created in partnership with the Center for Antiracist Research (CAR) and BU Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) the Designing Antiracism Curricula Fellowship Program brings together an annual cohort of Boston University educators to develop or redesign undergraduate or graduate courses within their respective disciplines to thoughtfully engage antiracism curricula and pedagogical strategies (see Kishimoto, 2018, for a useful framework).

About the Designing Antiracism Curricula Fellowship Program

Recent years have dramatized the urgency of achieving a world without racism. Racial terrorism, hate crimes, police and vigilante violence, scapegoating of immigrants, and policies rooted in colonialism, imperialism, enslavement, segregation, and exploitation are only a few examples of its manifestations. Another is the current backlash against efforts to work against these conditions or even discuss them. The stakes are high and the hour is late. Higher education must ensure that faculty and students will have opportunities to develop the awareness and skills necessary to meet these challenges.

To meet the urgency of this moment and building on our collective commitments to address these inequities and injustices, the Center for Antiracist Research (CAR), the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and BU Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) have partnered to sponsor the Designing Antiracism Curricula (DAC) Fellowship Program.

This fellowship program aims to:

  • Create opportunities for faculty to design new courses or re-design existing courses that highlight and integrate antiracism frameworks, content, and perspectives
  • Increase opportunities for students to engage with material that highlights antiracism frameworks and content
  • Bring faculty together across disciplines and campuses to explore antiracism frameworks, discuss content for courses, and build a supportive teaching and learning community

Application Information

Application information will be updated each year for the following cohort of the program. All BU faculty, including lecturers, who design and teach stand-alone courses at the undergraduate or graduate level at BU are encouraged to apply regardless of discipline or field. Previous experience designing antiracism curricula is not required; we encourage faculty who are new to this work to apply!


Visit our participants page to learn more about the current DAC cohort.