The Comparative Literature Department strives at all times to affirm and support the widest possible spectrum of perspectives, voices, backgrounds and abilities. Our discipline is transhistorical, translinguistic, international and transcultural, and our practices are anchored in practices of inquiry, analysis, reflection and critique. For these reasons, fostering an inclusive climate is essential to our work. Our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness extends to staff, faculty, students and all members of the extended COLT community.
Since 2016, the University of Oregon has worked within the IDEAL Framework. As part of the University’s commitment to the five pillars of IDEAL (Inclusion. Diversity. Evaluation. Achievement. Leadership.), each campus unit was instructed to create a standing Diversity Committee and devise a Diversity Action Plan (DAP). The most recent version of the DAP for the Comparative Literature Department can be found here.
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