Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging and Equity
Thank you for your interest in NYU Washington DC’s diversity efforts. NYU Washington DC is committed IDBE. To learn more about our unique and site-specific opportunities and resources such as our IDBE Liaison, IDBE Council, Intersections, Religious and Spiritual resources, please continue reading.
Fatemeh, assistant director of acedemics, joined NYU Washington, DC, after time at Georgetown University where she was a Doyle Faculty Fellow, taught in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and worked as a curriculum advisor with the Center for New Design in Learning and Scholarship. She also worked at the University of Maryland as an academic advisor and instructor where she obtained her PhD in Women’s and Gender History. Her scholarship focuses on the sex industry in the modern Middle East. She is currently completing a monograph on the history of Tehran’s red-light district.
She has worked with several non-profit organizations in DC and in the Middle East. Fatemeh is an avid traveler. You can find her searching for graffiti and visiting contemporary art museums wherever she visits.
Global Equity Fellow
Charley Whitman is a third year undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences. She
is pursuing a degree in Public Policy with a minor in Spanish. Charley was raised by a military
family in southern California where she first became interested in Veterans’ issues and ocean
sustainability. She later moved to Colorado where she became politically active within her local
community. Charley is passionate about using public policy to improve upon some of the issues
she really cares about, such as environmental sustainability, animal rights, and criminal justice
reform, to name a few. As an NYU student, Charley’s devotion to learning has furthered her
understanding of these issues in her own community and across the globe. She is very excited to
serve as the Global Equity Fellow in Washington D.C. during the upcoming spring semester and
is hopeful that in the pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion at her site, she may continue to
explore her passions as they relate to her new NYU D.C. community.
Get Involved with IDBE Programming
NYU DC IDBE Council
NYU DC’s IDBE Council is a formal action-oriented body based comprised of the Site Director, student life representatives, academic representatives, and students. The primary purpose of this committee is to advance diversity and inclusion efforts at NYU DC.
NYU DC Prayer and Meditation Space
NYU DC’s prayer and meditation space is open to all students, staff, and lecturers with varying spiritual and/or personal practices.
Intersections at NYU DC
Intersections is an NYU Washington, DC initiative that creates opportunities for students to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others while studying in DC. The initiative consists of the following programs:
An introductory workshop during Welcome Week for all NYU Washington, DC students to learn about the Intersections initiative and programs; develop a shared understanding of language related to identity and oppression; and begin to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others within the context of their new environments.
Exploration groups organized by NYU Washington, DC students to develop a deeper understanding around a particular interest area / personal identity over the course of the semester. Spring 2017 paths included an Arts & Self-Expression path, DC Reacts path, Global Foodies path, and Healthy Lifestyle path!
Intersections Affinity Groups
Affinity groups organized by NYU Washington, DC students to process and amplify their experiences in DC through the lens of a salient social identity. Past groups included a Black Student Association, LGBTQ group, People of Color group, and Women’s Empowerment group!
Opportunities for NYU Washington, DC students to reflect on and share their experiences in Washington, DC with a larger audience.
Periodic workshops organized by NYU Washington, DC staff for NYU Washington, DC students to expand their capacities to engage in dialogue around identity and oppression.
Crowd-sourced playlists from NYU Washington, DC students that focus on various themes. Listen to the playlists on the NYU Washington, DC Spotify account!
Diversity-Related Course Offerings
For a full list of courses offered at NYU Washington DC please see the courses website.
- Globalizing Social Activism: Sustainable Development in Urban Areas
- Identities in American Politics in the 21st Century
- Politics of Latin America
- Politics of the Near and Middle East
- Politics of Public Policy