Matias set for first Race @ CU talk

New series of presentations hosted by Faculty Council’s EMAC
By Staff


Race @ CU, a new series of talks presented by the Faculty Council’s Ethnic and Minority Affairs Committee (EMAC), begins Sept. 18 with a presentation by CU Denver’s Cheryl E. Matias.

Matias, an assistant professor in the School of Education and Human Development, will speak on “What’s this thing about Whiteness and what does it have to do with Race?” The talk is scheduled for 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, P26-1300 Education 1 (13070 E. 19th Ave.). Admission is free and open to the public.

From Matias’ provided bio:

She is also an Associate Editor of the National Association of Multicultural Education's peer-reviewed journal, Multicultural Perspectives, and a research affiliate for Drs. Jeff Dunan-Andrade and Allysoon Tintiangco-Cubales ISEEED project based in San Francisco. Her research is on race and ethnic studies in education with a theoretical focus on critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, critical pedagogy and feminism of color. Specifically, she uses a feminist of color approach to deconstruct the emotionality of whiteness in urban teaching. Her other research interest is on motherscholarship and supporting women of color and motherscholars in the academy. A former teacher in both South Central, Los Angeles Unified School District and Bed-Stuy, New York City Department of Education, she earned her bachelor’s in cultural communication from University of California San Diego, teaching credential at San Diego State University, and her master’s in Social and Multicultural Foundations at California State University, Long Beach. She earned her doctorate at UCLA with an emphasis in race and ethnic studies in education.

The EMAC series of discussions will focus on racial justice and equity/inequity at CU. Questions: Kara Viesca,

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