Faculty Development Initiative

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), in collaboration with the Provost, launched the Faculty Development Initiative (FDI) in 2007 under the leadership of former CCSRE Director Al Camarillo. The FDI’s primary goal is to facilitate the appointment of outstanding faculty across the University that will help expand the research and teaching mission of the CCSRE.  The Initiative is designed to recruit outstanding emerging and established scholars,  promoting faculty diversity and leading-edge scholarship across disciplines to advance race and ethnicity studies in the U.S. and around the world. 

The FDI is currently directed by C. Matthew Snipp, Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity, and Engagement, and Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Meet the People

Samer Al-Saber
Assistant Professor, Theater & Performance Studies
Asad L. Asad
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Professor of Education
Sarah F. Derbew
Assistant Professor, Classics
Jennifer DeVere Brody
Professor, Theater & Performance Studies
Angela Garcia
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Kathryn Gin Lum
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Jackelyn Hwang
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Hakeem J. Jefferson
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Tomás Jiménez
Professor, Sociology | Director, Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology
Ramón Antonio Martínez
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
Ana Raquel Minian
Associate Professor, History
Associate Professor, English
Steven O. Roberts
Associate Professor, Psychology
Jonathan Rosa
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
José David Saldívar
Professor, Comparative Literature
Wendy Salkin
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Rose Salseda
Assistant Professor, Art & Art History
Assistant Professor, French and Italian