Diversity & Inclusion

PBS is deeply committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department and within our field. This includes an active commitment to promoting anti-racism and embracing diversity across race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, immigration circumstances, language, age, ability, and other aspects of identity. This commitment was formalized in August 2019 with the formation of the PBS Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee. The committee’s role is to catalyze change within the department, in pursuit of more equitable and inclusive approaches to all aspects of our academic work: university service, teaching, mentorship, and scholarship. To this end, our high-level priorities include the following:

  • fostering community commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • diversifying our PBS community
  • ensuring an inclusive departmental climate
  • promoting inclusivity in our teaching, mentorship, and scholarship

Our current initiatives include enacting a series of curricular changes, organizing PBS faculty development programs, examining admissions and hiring practices, and hosting an Emerging Scholars Symposium in spring/summer 2021.

If you have comments, questions, or are interested in joining the committee, please reach out to us at PBSDI@bu.edu.