Faculty of Color For An Anti-Racist NYU

About Us

We are a new formation of NYU faculty of color across schools committed to anti-racism at NYU and beyond.

Our core values are to struggle against anti-Blackness and structural and systemic racism in the context of settler colonialism at NYU and beyond.

Our objectives are to hold NYU and its diversity initiatives accountable to antiracism in ways that lead to systemic and structural change.

Current Members

Sinan Antoon
Associate Professor, Gallatin

Gianpaolo Baiocchi
Professor, Gallatin

Mohamad Bazzi
Associate Professor, Journalism/Arts and Sciences 

Cristina Beltran
Associate Professor, SCA/Arts and Sciences 

Renee Blake
Associate Professor, Linguistics and SCA/Arts and Sciences

Sebastián Calderón Bentin
Associate Professor, Drama/Tisch 

Michelle Castañeda
Assistant Professor, Performance Studies/Tisch

Paula Chakravartty
Associate Professor, Gallatin and MCC/Steinhardt 

Marie Cruz Soto
Clinical Associate Professor, Gallatin 

Sonia Das
Associate Professor, Anthropology/Arts and Sciences 

Arlene Dávila
Professor, Anthropology and SCA/Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth Ellis
Assistant Professor, History/Arts and Sciences 

Jacob Faber
Associate Professor, Sociology and Public Service/Wagner & Arts and Sciences

Ada Ferrer
Julius Silver Professor, History/Arts and Sciences

Aisha Khan
Associate Professor, Anthropology/Arts and Sciences, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 

Natasha Iskander
Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Public Service/Wagner 

Kimberley Johnson
Professor, SCA/Arts and Sciences

Arang Keshavarzian
Associate Professor and Chair, Middle East and Islamic Studies/Arts and Sciences

Dipti Khera
Associate Professor, Art History/Arts and Sciences, Institute for Fine Arts 

S. Heijin Lee
Assistant Professor, SCA/Arts and Sciences

L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy
Associate Professor, Sociology of Education/Steinhardt 

Ritty Lukose
Associate Professor, Gallatin 

Jennifer Morgan
Professor & Chair, SCA & History/Arts and Sciences 

Fred Moten
Professor, Performance Studies/Tisch 

Vasuki Nesiah
Professor of Human Rights and International Law, Gallatin

Crystal Parikh
Professor, English and SCA/Arts and Sciences 

Sonya Posmentier
Associate Professor, English 

Dean Itsuji Saranillio
Associate Professor, SCA/Arts and Sciences

Pacharee Sudinaraset
Assistant Professor, English/Arts and Sciences 

Simón Ventura Trujillo
Assistant Professor, English/Arts and Sciences 

Jini Kim Watson
Associate Professor, English/Arts and Sciences 

Deborah Willis
University Professor & Chair, Department of Photography/Tisch 


May 7, 2021 Dear President Hamilton, Provost Fleming and Vice President Coleman, As Faculty of Color for an Anti-Racist NYU,  we write, once again, to highlight the linkages between hiring practices in the Politics Department and the regrettable and distressing…

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May 10, 2021 We, Faculty of Color for an Anti-Racist NYU,  stand in solidarity with and in support of GSOC as they strike for a fair contract with NYU. Faculty and graduate workers collaborate in advancing the educational and research mission of the University, and…

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This open letter, originally authored by members of the group Faculty of Color for an Anti-Racist NYU, has received broad support from faculty, students, staff, and alumni across NYU’s campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and elsewhere. We, the undersigned members…

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Photo of demonstration in Washington Square Park with arch in background. Two figures stand up with arms in air, one holds sign that says "This is not a moment. This is a movement." A Black Lives Matter can be seen in the background.

10 August 2020 [read on Medium] Dear President Hamilton, Provost Fleming & Vice President Coleman, The publication of New York University Politics Department faculty member Lawrence M. Mead’s “Poverty and Culture” (July 21, 2020, Society)[1] has been an embarrassment to…

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ACLS: “A Discussion on Race and Racism”

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) presented “A Discussion on Race and Racism,” via Zoom webinar. The discussion was co-moderated by ACLS President Joy Connolly and Alondra Nelson, President of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). Featured panelists were Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project, and Bianca Williams, Associate Professor of Anthropology and faculty lead of the PublicsLab at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

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