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Interview with Dena R. Samuels

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Dena R. Samuels, PhD is a sociologist specializing in race, gender, sexuality and social justice curriculum development.  She is an Assistant Professor in Women's and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, and received the university's Outstanding Instructor Award. She has also been recognized for Advancing Campus Diversity. She is co-editor of the anthology, The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege (McGraw-Hill, 2009), and author of Teaching Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality (McGraw-Hill, 2009). Dena is currently writing a book on faculty preparedness to build cultural inclusiveness (Teachers College Press, forthcoming). She is a Senior Consultant of Diversity Services for UCCS' Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion. Dena Samuels Consulting provides seminars and consultation to schools, campuses, and organizations nationally and internationally on the processes of integrating diversity and building inclusiveness.