Arts and Humanities
George J. Sanchez, professor of History and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, sets forth an important argument about the two pathways to democracy in U.S. higher education: first, engagement by the university through connections of faculty, staff, and students with specific communities and publics; and second, access to the university for members of all communities and publics through inclusive admissions and hiring policies. He challenges our understanding of how engagement and diversity are connected—and how, increasingly, they are becoming disconnected.
The responses of Maria Eugenia Cotera, assistant professor of Latino Studies, Program in American Culture and assistant professor of Women’s Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and Matthew Lassiter, assistant professor of History, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, both of the University of Michigan, are included as well.
Sanchez, George J., "The Tangled Web of Diversity and Democracy" (2004). Imagining America. 30.