About the Institute

At the Antiracism Institute, we create intensive programming for faculty who are interested in deepening their antiracist and anti-oppressive praxis, and workshop series for faculty who are interested in content-specific antiracist and anti-oppressive pedagogies and classroom practices. 


We strive to imbue antiracism and compassion approaches into all the courses we teach. Our investment in antiracist and anti-oppressive pedagogies is inspired by our students, who have challenged us to re-shape our university curricula, systems, and practices to meet their unique needs. 

Who We Are

The Anti-Racism Institute was created by Dr. Rebecca Nisetich, Director of the Honors Program, and Dr. Vaishali Mamgain, Director of the Center for Compassion.

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Annual Summer Intensive

Each summer, we lead a cohort of USM faculty and staff through a two-week intensive designed to help them cultivate antiracist practices in their work for the university and in their lives.