Maruyama to serve on Yale FAS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Advisory Committee

Reina Maruyama, Yale University
April 16, 2021

Reina Maruyama, associate professor of physics, will serve on a committee to develop the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) plan for Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), to improve DEIB on the local level, in alignment with the DEIB goals for the entire Yale community that were issued by President Salovey oOctober 14, 2020 as part of the second phase of the Belonging at Yale initiative.

The advisory committee, with faculty members from across the FAS divisions, will assist in identifying a set of action items  that will have a meaningful impact in the community, for which the FAS will be accountable in the coming years.  The committee will meet in the coming weeks and will provide their recommendations for action items to the FAS Dean.  

The members of the advisory committee are:

  • Claire Bowern, Professor of Linguistics
  • Pat Devlin, Lecturer in Mathematics
  • Emily Erikson, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Roderick Ferguson, Professor and Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Reina Maruyama, Associate Professor of Physics; Chair-elect, Women Faculty Forum
  • Steve Pitti, Professor of History, American Studies, and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration; Director, Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration
  • Kathryn Slanski, Senior Lecturer in Humanities and in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
  • Peter Schiffer, Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Physics
  • Rebecca Toseland, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Director of Research Support, Tobin Center for Economic Policy

This next phase of Belonging at Yale is a unique effort to reflect on current progress on DEI and belonging; align and focus future efforts at the local level with university-wide goals for DEIB; enable faculty, staff, students, and alumni to participate in improving the environment for everyone in FAS; and promote overall transparency and accountability through combined efforts.  

This article is adapted from an email sent by Deans Tamar Gendler and Larry Gladney to FAS faculty and staff on April 14, 2021.