Who we are
The Racialized and Indigenous Faculty Alliance (RIFA) is a group of self-identified Black, Indigenous, or racialized faculty and instructors from across Carleton University. Formed in 2020, our mandate is to foster mutual support and solidarity for Alliance members.
What we do
- Create spaces for solidarity and networking among members.
- Share support resources that address systemic racism, as well as anti-racist and anti-oppression methodologies in the workplace and in the classroom.
- Promote professional development by providing research support and mentorship for early career members.
- Organize and participate in events and workshops that identify, challenge, and discuss issues around inequity and inclusion.
How we’re organized
We currently have approximately 60 members and always welcome new ones! Our members are supported by a volunteer steering committee—seven faculty and instructors from a range of disciplines at Carleton. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of them with your questions or suggestions.
- Carolyn Ramzy (Chair)
- Manjeet Birk
- Malini Guha
- Susan Harada
- Ummni Khan (past Chair)
- Abdulghany Mohamed
- Anil Varughese
Stay tuned for more in 2021/2022!