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Inclusive Excellence Post Doctoral Fellows-2016

The University of New Mexico's Division for Equity and Inclusion is proud to welcome the 2016-2017 Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellows. The purpose of the Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship is to provide recent PhD graduates with insight and training in diversity and inclusion work in higher education. The selected fellows enjoy direct access to mentoring from the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, as well as faculty mentoring, networking, and professional development opportunities. The goal of the program is to develop diversity champions from all academic backgrounds who will be prepared to lead research agendas dedicated to inclusive excellence within higher education settings.

Dr. Alicia Romero Alicia Romero, PhD

 Alicia Romero, PhD, graduated from UNM with a BA in History and Art History and an MA in History. She is a 2nd year Inclusive Excellence Fellow in the Division for Equity and Inclusion.

In the spring of 2015, she completed her doctoral dissertation, ìPortrait of a Barrio: Memory and Popular Culture in Barelas, NM 1881-2000,î in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Originally from Albuquerque, Dr. Romero spent much of her life with family in Santa Cruz and Sombrillo, NM, where she continues to visit her grandparents, uncles, and aunties.

The Inclusive Excellence Fellow(s) play a significant role in both the research and programmatic initiatives of the Division, learning first-hand about diversity issues, policies, and procedures that arise in efforts to advance access and equity for traditionally underrepresented and marginalized populations. Fellows participate in developing and implementing research projects and publications for the Division, and assist in the coordination of the Universityís Diversity Council.

To learn more about the Inclusive Excellence Doctoral/Postdoctoral Inclusive Excellence Fellowship Program, visit: http://diverse.unm.edu/awards-fellowships/postdoctoral-diversity-fellowships.html