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Carmen G. Gonzalez is Keynote Speaker for AALANA Faculty Workshop This FallPosted Aug. 18, 2014
Carmen G. Gonzalez, professor at Seattle University’s School of Law, will be the featured speaker for the 5th Annual African-American, Latino-American and Native American (AALANA) Faculty Workshop, titled “Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia.” The event is open to faculty and staff. Seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged. RSVP to Diane Matasek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-672-8540.
This very informative, reality-driven workshop will be held at the Kent Campus, on Friday, Sept. 5, in the Multipurpose Room at Ritchie Hall. The workshop will convene from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and will include a continental breakfast and a hearty lunch.
“We are very excited that Dr. Gonzalez will be joining us as keynote speaker for this year’s workshop as her areas of interest and research get to the heart of diversity and inclusion issues currently being explored in academia today,” says Alfreda Brown, Ed.D., vice president for Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
As professor of Law at Seattle University’s School of Law, Gonzalez teaches torts, environmental law fundamentals, international environmental law and international trade law. She has published widely in the areas of international environmental law, environmental justice, trade and the environment, and food security, and recently co-edited a book on the experiences of women faculty of color, titled Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (Utah State University Press, 2012). Copies of her latest book will be provided for workshop participants.
Gonzalez was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina, a visiting fellow at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, a visiting professor at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China, and a fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court. She has created summer-study opportunities in Brazil and Guatemala for Seattle University law students, and is part of a consortium of law professors that was awarded a three-year grant from Higher Education for Development/U.S. Agency for International Development to conduct environmental law capacity-building workshops for law professors in Central America.
Gonzalez holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Before joining the law school faculty in 1999, she clerked for Judge Thelton E. Henderson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and practiced law at Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro, where she specialized in environmental litigation. She later served as an attorney at Pacific Gas and Electric Company and as assistant regional counsel in the San Francisco office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information about Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, visit www.kent.edu/diversity.