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Empowerment Committee
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The Empowerment Committee's work includes:

  • Informing the ASTR membership about how gender inequality plays out in our field in academic hierarchies and across different types of college/university contexts;
  • Amplifying our members’ voices on issues related to gender equality in higher education;
  • Supporting, mentoring, and empowering members who identify as women, trans, and gender non-conforming by learning about tools that
  • help achieve gender equality; and
  • Working with the Field Conversations Coordinators to advance conversations about gender equity in our field.

Committee Members

Vivian Appler (Chair),College of Charleston
Kate Bredeson, Reed College, Executive Committee representative
Debra Caplan, Baruch College
Amy Cook, Stony Brook University
Chrystyna Dail, Ithaca College
Daphne Lei, University of California, Irvine
Elizabeth W. Son, Northwestern University, Executive Committee representative

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