As part of Carleton’s commitment to implement the Scarborough Charter, and in support of building faculty-specific initiatives, we are truly pleased to appoint Profs. Audra A. Diptée (History) and Nduka Otiono (African Studies) as Faculty Advisors on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion, effective July 1, 2022.

Profs. Diptée and Otiono will collaborate with senior leaders on initiatives such as: increasing Black representation, particularly among faculty ranks; fostering a sense of belonging and supporting Black student excellence; enhancing Black Studies curriculum and pedagogy; and increasing training opportunities against anti-Black racism for members of the Carleton community.

Prof. Audra Diptée is an associate professor in the Department of History whose research focuses on Africa and the Caribbean, slavery and race relations; critical applied history and historical consciousness; children and childhood; race, power, memory and identity in Global South contexts. She is also the coordinator of Carleton’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies program.

Prof. Nduka Otiono is an associate professor and graduate program coordinator in the Institute of African Studies whose interdisciplinary research focuses on popular urban narratives in postcolonial Africa and how they travel across multiple popular cultural platforms such as the news media, film, popular music and social media. Effective July 1, 2022, he will also begin a term as director of the Institute of African Studies.

Full list of new and expanded Leadership in Equity and Inclusive Communities can be found here.