Reimagining the Academy


Miami University, Kent State University, and Ohio University have joined forces to form a collaborative conference: Reimagining the Academy: Building Communities for Access and Transformational Change. Previously, each university held an annual conference on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. This new alliance will allow the universities to come together for one conference that will share expertise and leverage their strengths. 

Reimagining the Academy will take place October 18-19, 2023 in the Kent Student Center. Virtual engagement opportunities will also be available. 

Registration will be free to faculty, staff and students at each of the collaborating institutions.

We encourage conference participation from all Miami University students, staff and faculty, and welcome submissions to our Call for Proposals. We are seeking submissions for workshops, oral sessions, roundtables, and panel discussions focusing on anti-racism, diversity leadership and building community. The priority deadline is April 21, 2023.

Keynote speaker, Carol Anderson, Ph.D., will speak on October 19th. Dr. Anderson is a professor of African American Studies at Emory University and is the author of several bestselling books including The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America (2020), One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy (2018) and the critically-acclaimed #1 bestseller White Rage (2016).

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We look forward to having you join us for this very enriching conference. Thank you!


Cristina Alcalde, Ph.D.
Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Miami University

Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Professor of Africana Studies
Kent State University


Salome Nnoromele, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Ohio University