About the Vice Provost for Diversity

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Carol E. Henderson

Henderson, who joined the UD faculty in 1995, is the author of a number of books and essays on the representations of race, gender, and sexuality in print and visual culture.

At UD, she has served on the Diversity and Equity Commission, the African Heritage Caucus, the Commission for the Status of Women, the College of Arts and Sciences' Recruitment and Retention Advisory Committee, which she chaired, the Ronald McNair Advisory Board, and the Arts and Humanities Summer Institute Advisory Committee.

Her honors include the Excellence in Teaching Award, an Excellence in Teaching award from the College of Arts and Sciences, and recognition for her commitment to diversity by Residence Life and the Diversity and Equity Commission, as well as acknowledgment of her mentorship of students by the Student Athletic Association and the Center for Black Culture. She also has been recognized by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Morgan State University, the Middle Atlantic Writers Association and several community service organizations.

Henderson is the author of Scarring the Black Body: Race and Representation in African American Literature, and editor of Imagining the Black Female Body: Reconciling Image in Print and Visual Culture, America and the Black Body: Identity Politics in Print and Visual Culture, and James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain: Historical and Critical Essays.

A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, she earned her master's degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and her doctoral degree from the University of California, Riverside.

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First Year Common Reader with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Speaking to an audience of more than 2,000 -- including many from the University’s Class of 2017 -- at the Bob Carpenter Center on Thursday, Sept. 20, Justice Sotomayor shared the experiences of her early life as chronicled in her memoir, My Beloved World. Read more about Justice Sonia Sotomayor on UDaily.

Annual Louis L. Redding Lecture

Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, spoke to issues of societal privilege and access to higher education during the annual Louis L. Redding Lecture, held Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts. Read more about Professor Lani Guinier on UDaily.

Redding Hall Dedication

On Friday, Oct. 4, members of the Redding family and friends joined with members of the University community to honor the pioneering civil rights lawyer by officially dedicating the Louis L. Redding Residence Hall on UD’s East Campus. Read more about the Redding Hall Dedication on UDaily.

Fighting Hate & Anti-Semitism: Abraham Foxman, Nat'l Dir. Anti-Defamation League

The Kristol Center for Jewish Life/Hillel Foundation & Jewish Studies at the University of Delaware presents Keynote Speaker Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Monday, October 28th, 7:00pm, Roselle Center for the Arts in Puglisi Orchestra Hall. Read more about the lecture on Alumni Relations.