Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging and Equity
Thank you for your interest in NYU Prague’s diversity efforts. NYU Prague is committed IDBE. To learn more about our unique and site-specific opportunities and resources such as our IDBE Liaison, IDBE Council, Religious and Spiritual resources, please continue reading.
Thea Favaloro has worked at NYU Prague since it opened its doors to students in 1998 with a staff of two. Over the course of the years she has been involved in all aspects of the organization, particularly in helping develop the academic programs and working with faculty. She is currently responsible for the site's finances and operations.
Born in San Francisco and raised in upstate New York, she considers herself lucky to call Prague her adopted home. Outside of work she enjoys reading, running and mushroom picking in Czech forests.
Global Equity Fellow
Kyle is a second year student in Gallatin studying international journalism, cross-cultural writing, and social justice. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of six. Having lived in neighborhoods of varying demographics, he became interested in issues of race, culture, and immigration.
In his first year at NYU, Kyle was a part of the Poverty and Affluence pilot program where he participated as an activist in social justice initiatives in NYC and volunteered at non-profit organizations such as the St. Bernard Project (SBP), NYC Votes, and the New York’s Department of Homeless Services. Through this program he became interested in the disparity in wealth and power in the U.S., especially as it pertains to race and color. He was also a research assistant for the L-FELD team where he assisted in the language progression and cognitive development of children of color and immigrant students in the Bronx.
Kyle is also a news contributor, editor, and podcast producer for WNYU. He runs a podcast called Culture Talk on which he interviews people of diverse backgrounds and uses the podcast as a platform to discuss issues of cultural differences, language barriers, discrimination, and power dynamics. Kyle believes that the exposure of underrepresented people and cultures through the use of the media is essential to the understanding and acceptance of difference.
As a Global Equity Fellow, Kyle is looking forward to working with the students and staff to promote a global campus which upholds the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Get Involved with IDBE Programming
NYU Prague IDBE Council
NYU Prague’s IDBE Council, is a formal action-oriented body comprised of the Site Director, student life representative, lecturer representative, and students. The primary purpose of this council is to steer and advance diversity and inclusion efforts at NYU Prague.
NYU Prague Prayer and Meditation Space
NYU Prague’s prayer and meditation space is open to all students, staff, and lecturers with varying spiritual and/or personal practices.
"Breathing Room" at NYU Prague
NYU Prague’s informal space for conversation regarding salient social issues is led by students focused primarily on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Diversity-Related Course Offerings
For a full list courses offered at NYU Prague please see the courses website.
- Roma in Central Eastern Europe: Ethnographic and Historical Overview of a People without a State
- Modern Jewish History
- Religion, Culture, & Politics in Cent Europe