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October 2020 DEI Spotlight - Charlene Hobbs


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. 


Additional October 2020 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights: 

Ellie AbronsLan DengMUDSAAnna Thompson.  

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