The FDD invites you to a Faculty Forum on "Gender and Sexuality in Inclusive Classrooms" on Monday, March 27, 4:10 - 6:00 p.m, 518 Diana.


Paisley Currah, Department of Political Science, Brooklyn College (
T.J. Jourian, Social justice scholar, advocate, and consultant (
Tey Meadow, Department of Sociology, Columbia University (
João Nemi Neto, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University (

Moderator: Krista McGuire, Assistant Professor of Biology, Barnard College

In light of Barnard's recently established transgender admissions and pronoun policies, we have asked panelists to reflect on such questions as:

- What can faculty do to ensure their classrooms continue to be open and accepting to the full spectrum of gender expression?
- What are the broader ways in which faculty can create and sustain "safe and non-discriminatory" spaces for our students?
- What do they think the "ideal classroom" of the future should look like?

Our goal is a broader conversation among faculty about how to improve our instructional practices in ways that help our students do their best learning.

Refreshments will be served.


More information about the Committee on Faculty Diversity and Development can be found at