Diversity Resources

The Department of History is committed to creating inclusive environments within our classrooms and programs. We encourage you to become familiar with the various resources available on campus, many of which are listed below, and to read the department's statement on diversity

Department of History Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee strives to build and maintain a culture of inclusivity within the department by fostering dialogue on topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and works to find solutions to address institutional disparities. In addition to hosting workshops, seminars, and informal gatherings, the committee works closely with the chair and administrative faculty and committees to ensure that issues of diversity are central to all facets of the department’s work. 

The committee consists of two faculty, two graduate students, and two staff representatives and serves as a discrete resource for students, staff, and faculty who have concerns related to climate and diversity. Any member of the department's learning and working community may contact one or more members of the committee with concerns and questions by emailing them directly or via histdiversity@uw.edu. Any communication students have with the diversity committee will remain confidential unless the students in question say otherwise. 

2023-24 Diversity Committee

  • Adam Warren (Chair and faculty representative)
  • Bianca Dang (faculty representative)
  • Sue Zhou (graduate student representative)
  • Sebastian Blas (graduate student representative)
  • Nick Grall (staff representative)
  • Eric Johnson (staff representative)

Diversity (DIV) Courses in the Department of History

The University requires all undergraduates to take a minimum of 3 credits, approved by the appropriate school or college, that focus on the sociocultural, political, and/or economic diversity of the human experience at local, regional, or global levels. This requirement is intended to help students develop an understanding of the complexities of living in increasingly diverse and interconnected societies. Courses that fulfill the diversity requirement focus on cross-cultural analysis and communication; and historical and contemporary inequities such as those associated with race, ethnicity, class, sex and gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, religion, creed, age, and socioeconomic status. Course activities should encourage thinking critically about topics such as power, inequality, marginality, and social movements, and support effective cross-cultural communication skills. 

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Diversity Resources and News

Explore Diversity at the University of Washington

Bias Incident Advisory Committee This committee collects information and advises the vice president for Student Life and the vice president for Minority Affairs and Diversity on reports of bias-related incidents that may impact the University of Washington community.

Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE) Formerly known as GO-MAP, GSEE is at the heart of the Graduate School's commitment to expanding graduate education to underrepresented minoritized (URM) communities. 

Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty and staff.

The Q Center The UW Q Center facilitates and enhances a brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientations, identities, and expressions.

International Student Services Office ISS provides visa and immigration advising to international students who are at the UW on an F or J student visa.

The D Center The D Center is a space and community where students can celebrate disability and D/deaf pride and foster community at the UW and beyond.

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center The ECC offers a wealth of resources and opportunities to students including student advising, organizational development, personal growth, and referrals to different departments and programs.

Leadership Without Borders Working with and for undocumented students.

Office of the Ombud The UW Office of the Ombud provides high quality, client-focused services for preventing, managing, navigating, and resolving conflict at the UW. 

Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity Programs The UW Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) is home to programs which connect UW undergraduates to compelling and invigorating opportunities to expand and enrich their learning.

UWHR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion UW Human Resources has compiled resources, training, policies, community groups, and events for UW employees.

UW Libraries Racial Justice Resources This guide is a starting point for students and faculty seeking to better understand issues related to racial justice and racism in America.

Historians on the 2020 Protests This is a bibliography of work by historians and social scientists that contextualizes and historicizes the protests and extralegal and state violence of late May and early June 2020.

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