BU Today: Prof. Copeland Leads Antiracist Curricula Fellowship Program for BU Faculty

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In an article looking inside Boston University’s new Antiracism Curricula Fellowship Program, BU Today spoke with program lead Phillipe Copeland, PhD, a clinical associate professor at Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) and assistant director of narrative for the BU Center for Antiracist Research.

Excerpt from “New Fellowship Program Aims to Bring Antiracism into BU Curricula” (BU Today, 3/10/23) by Alene Bouranova:

quotation markThe fellowship program … marks one of the first University-wide collaborations for the Center for Antiracist Research. When designing the parameters, the center “really tried to be intentional about not having fellows be the usual suspects” in terms of subject matter, says Phillipe Copeland, the center’s assistant director of narrative and a School of Social Work clinical associate professor who pioneered the program.

“One of the things we talked a lot about is that there’s a narrative that antiracist education is for certain kinds of disciplines—which isn’t true. Everybody has to be a part of the solution. We need all disciplines, all fields. I want people to know that the program really is for all instructors at the University.”

Read the full article here.

The fellowship program is a collaboration between BU’s Center for Antiracist Research where Copeland is assistant director of narrative, and the BU Diversity & Inclusion team and the Center for Teaching & Learning. Copeland launched the fellowship program in fall of 2022 with an inaugural class of 13 fellows, including BUSSW Clinical Professor Ashley Davis who is redesigning the BUSSW foundational Social Work Research I course.

Applications for the fellowship program for the 2023–2024 academic year are due Friday, March 24. Find more information and apply here.

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