Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP)

The Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) is a campus-wide faculty network at U-M, committed to highlighting the work of women of color scholars, promoting their development, creating a supportive and inclusive community, and advocating for institutional change on their behalf. WOCAP hosts writing retreats, weekly writing sessions, bi-annual dinners, and other networking opportunities.

Vision Statement

Achieving a university where all women of color faculty experience success, leadership, visibility and representation at all levels of governance.

The campus-wide WOCAP faculty steering committee would like to extend an invitation to all instructional track faculty who are, or identify with, women of color, and would like to work together to call attention to structural barriers and promote solutions to enhance the success of women in color in academia.

Contact the WOCAP Coordinator at 734-764-6360 or wocapinfo@umich.edu for additional information about WOCAP.
 



2017-2018 WOCAP Faculty Steering Committee

Maria Castro, R C Schneider Collegiate Professor, Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School

Robin Means Coleman, Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Initiatives, Rackham School of Graduate Studies; and Professor of Communication Studies and Afroamerican & African Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Patricia Coleman-Burns, Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing, School of Nursing

Denise Sekaquaptewa, Associate Chair of Psychology, and Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Hitomi (Tomi) Tonomura, Professor of History and Women’s Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Ashwini Bhasi, WOCAP Coordinator