Ensuring a Diverse Faculty
The Hofstra University Distinguished Speaker Series
This series has brought to the Hofstra campus a wide range of speakers on issues and topics related to diversity.
- Dr. Nira Yuval-Davis
- Provost's Diversity Lecture
- Joanna L. Grossman, J.D.
- Susan Mboya
- Anne Erni
- Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill
Dr. Nira Yuval-Davis is the Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London and an editor of the book series ‘the Politics of Intersectionality’ of Palgrave MacMillan. She has written extensively on theoretical and empirical aspects of intersected nationalisms, racisms, fundamentalisms, citizenships, identities, belonging/s and gender relations in Britain & Europe, Israel and other Settler Societies. Her work has been translated to more than ten languages. Among her written and edited books are Woman-Nation-State, 1989, Racialized Boundaries, 1992, Unsettling Settler Societies, 1995, Gender and Nation, 1997, Warning Signs of Fundamentalisms, 2004, The Politics of Belonging: Intersectional Contestations, 2011.×
Provost's Diversity Lecture presents a special breakfast presentation on Thursday, October 14, 2010 by John Rose, Dean for Diversity and Compliance at Hunter College speaking on Enhancing Diversity in a Time of Economic Constraint. As Dean for Diversity and Compliance, John Rose is responsible for developing and implementing a college-wide program to recruit faculty, senior administrators and staff from underrepresented groups. He also works closely students on diversity related issues and also serves as Coordinator for the College's Sexual Harassment Awareness and Intake Committee and Title IX Coordinator. Mr. Rose, a graduate of Hunter College and Harvard Law School, has previously served as Vice President for Human Resources at ABC, as Vice President for Human Resources at ESPN and as the National Basketball Association's Senior Vice President for Player Relations and Administration.×
Joanna L. Grossman, J.D., is a Professor of Law and the John DeWitt Gregory Research Scholar. She has previously taught at Vanderbilt University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University, and Tulane University. Professor Grossman is an expert in sex discrimination and has written extensively about workplace equality, with a focus on issues such as sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. She is the coeditor of Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship (Cambridge University Press 2009), an interdisciplinary collection that explores the gaps between formal commitments to gender equality and the reality of women’s lives. Her research also focuses on family law, with particular emphasis on same-sex marriage and the history of divorce. | more |×
Susan Mboya is the founder and executive president of the Zawadi Africa Educational Fund (www.zawadiafrica.org) which is a program designed to provide scholarships to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the US. She has helped establish 25 full-time scholarships from universities including Hofstra University. Dr. Mboya is also the general manager franchise for the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Ga. In this role she defines strategies and co-ordinates implementation of joint business planning for the Coca-Cola company with its bottlers, deploys plans for new initiatives, creates company and bottler growth and interfaces with customer/commercial partners to deliver product to market. | more |×
Anne Erni, formerly Lehman Brothers' managing director and chief diversity officer, delivered a lecture to the Hofstra community on March 5, 2008, about strategies for increasing diversity in the workplace. Ms. Erni's responsibilities at Lehman Brothers included strategy for workforce, marketplace and supplier diversity, diversity leadership training and education, employee networks, retention initiatives as well as flexible work arrangements.×
Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill, professor and chair of the Women’s Studies Department and the director of the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland delivered a lecture titled, “The Brown Decision and the University of Maryland: Implications for Today’s University” to the Hofstra community on March 22, 2006×