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Barbara Krauthamer

Barbara Krauthamer

Senior Vice Provost; Dean of the Graduate School; Professor, History Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Barbara Krauthamer is Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is also professor of History. Barbara is the author of Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South. She is co-author, with Dr. Deborah Willis, of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery. This book received the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in non-fiction. She co-edited the African American textbook, Major Problems in African American History (2016) with Dr. Chad Williams. In 2017 the Association of Black Women Historians awarded her the Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award in recognition of her scholarship and work to create opportunities for Black women in higher education. In her role as dean, she has established campus-wide fellowship and mentoring programs to support the recruitment and retention of graduate students from underrepresented groups. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, a Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and her Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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Women of Color in Conversation


Release Date: 08/24/2020, Barbara Krauthamer, Rochelle Williams, Charlotte Roh

The lack of diversity at the top of pretty much every profession is well documented, and scholarly communications is no exception. Compared with the number of women who work in our community overall, there are woefully few leaders, and people of color are further underrepresented at all levels. Women of color who are leaders are even more of a rarity, and they experience challenges in the workplace, distinct from those that white women or men of any race face. To address these myriad issues, we have brought together several women of color who are accomplished leaders in their fields for a roundtable discussion. Topics will include how they navigated perceived bias in the workplace, advocated for themselves, and built networks of mentors and sponsors. We aim to make connections between the lived experience of the speakers and what organizations can do to foster inclusive workplace cultures supportive of women of color.