Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP)

 About 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 Ashwini Bhasi at 734-764-6292 or abhasi@umich.edu for additional information about WOCAP.

2017-2018 WOCAP Faculty Steering Committee

Maria Castro, Professor, Neurosurgery and Cell & Developmental Biology

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

Robin Means Coleman, Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Initiatives; Professor, Communication Studies
and Afroamerican & African Studies

Denise Sekaquaptewa, Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, and Associate Chair of Psychology

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

Ashwini Bhasi, WOCAP Coordinator