Systemwide Caregiving Forum

Friday, March 26, 2021 from 1:00-3:00pm CST Via Zoom

See the full recording of this event here.

This event is hosted by the systemwide Caregiving Task Force and Co-Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium and Women and Science Program. This event is free and open to the public. CART captioning will be provided.  A recorded version of the event will be available on our webpage after the video is captioned.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Laura Belmonte
Dr. Laura Belmonte

Dr. Laura A. Belmonte is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and Professor of History at Virginia Tech. She received her A.B. in History and Political Science from the University of Georgia and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia. She is author of The International LGBT Rights Movement: A History (Bloomsbury, 2021) and Selling the American Way: U.S. Propaganda and the Cold War (Penn, 2008); co-author of Global Americans: A Transnational U.S. History (Cengage, 2018); and editor of Speaking of America: Readings in U.S. History (2nd edition, Cengage, 2006).



Dr. Damira Grady
Dr. Damira Grady

Dr. Damira Grady is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer at at UW-Oshkosh, where she leads the development of student programs and support services in the Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence. Through this work, Dr. Grady is committed to engaging in purposeful learning and dialogue, shared leadership, and action that serves to ensure a sense of community and belonging for all students–including those who are Black, Brown, Asian and/or Pacific Islander, Latino/a/x/Hispanic, and Indigenous, students who are differently abled or neurodiverse, students who experience poverty, students who are caregivers, students of different religious faiths, students of different gender and sexual identities, students who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and their intersections.



Collage: Joya Misra, Dessie Clark, Ethel Mickey
Drs. Joya Misra, Dessie Clark, and Ethel Mickey

Dr. Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
Dr. Dessie Clark, Research Collaboration Coordinator
Dr. Ethel Mickey, Postdoctoral Research Associate

As part of their UMass ADVANCE Project team, Misra, Clark and Mickey have developed a model for administrators, to keep the pandemic from sidelining faculty equity by race, gender, and caregiving status, while also working with faculty members to document the effects of the pandemic on their work for both the short-term and long-term.