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December 2018 DEI Spotlight - Laida Aguirre

December 2018 DEI SPOTLIGHT

Name: Laida Aguirre

Laida Aguirre

Preferred Pronoun: She/They Her/Them

Affiliation/Title: Faculty

Degree(s): B.A. in Political Science; M.Arch

Home Country: Basque Country / United States

Language(s) Spoken: Basque, Spanish, English

Gender Identity: Female / Masculine-of-center

Racial Identity: White / Hispanic

What are identities that you would like to share? Queer / First in family to attend college / Feminist

Favorite food: Rice of all kinds. Spicy food.

Favorite book and why: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris for its observational/anecdotal humour, fancy-free writing for the neurotically inclined.

Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Read / watch comedy. Kate Mckinnon / Broad City are home.

DEI Contribution/Highlight: By attempting to frame the conversation as a larger sociocultural phenomenon and an indispensable approach to the discipline rather than a subject-matter, more in the way things are discussed.  By bringing my extended professional family to participate in Taubman through reviews, symposiums etc.

Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? Because what an absurd circumstance we find ourselves in otherwise.


Additional December 2018 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights:

Laida Aguirre. María Arquero de Alarcón. Kassem Chammout. Kelly Moore. Karina Pazos.

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