Women of Color in Academia @ CSULB

This project formally began in the 2018-19 academic year to provide structural, institutional, and communal support for women of color faculty. Maintaining this campus community of peers, collaborators, and mentors aligns with the university’s goal to increase faculty diversity by recruiting and retaining educators from underrepresented groups.

Women of Color in Academia @CSULB pledges to:

  1. Create awareness of the impact of the intersectionality of gender, race, and ethnicity on the professional experience of faculty women of color on campus,
  2. Increase institutional support to promote the success of our faculty women of color, and
  3. Create a support network for WOCA across the university through mentoring and highlighting accomplishments. At the start of the current academic year, the group has approximately 90 members and spans across all university colleges.

WoCA Co-coordinators:  

Jeannette Acevedo Rivera, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures  

Yuping Mao, PhD 
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Studies 

Teresa Puente, MFA
Assistant Professor 
Department of Journalism & Public Relations

For questions about our events or to be added to our mail list, please contact: woca@csulb.edu