OCTOBER 2020 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Charlene Hobbs
Preferred Pronoun: She/Her/Hers
Affiliation/Title: Graduate Student
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology; Master of Architecture, Candidate 2021
Home Country: United States
Language(s) Spoken: English
Gender Identity: Female
Racial Identity: African American
Favorite food: Corned Beed and Cabbage
Favorite book and why: My favorite book is Incarceron by Catherine Fisher because I love how the author describes the space and design of the labyrinth which is the book’s setting.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: When I’m not at Taubman (or doing any work related to Taubman College), I love to eat food while watching anime.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: To help advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Taubman College, I try to offer safe spaces for BIPOC students to understand and situate their identities within our discipline. I also facilitate discussions on the black experience inside a eurocentric focused curriculum to help students navigate their desires to create spaces, communities, and systems that speak to their identities.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to me because I believe the only way to improve everyone’s lives is by including everyone’s voices and perspectives.