About Allison Davis-White Eyes

Dr. Davis-White Eyes earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in American History), and her Master of Arts from UCLA in American Indian Studies with a specific focus on History and Law. In addition, Allison earned her Ph.D. from OSU in Adult Higher Education with an emphasis on International Education. Currently, Dr. Davis-White Eyes is affiliate faculty within the School of Public Policy and the School of Language, Culture, and Society. Her research areas of interest include post-colonial cosmopolitanism, subaltern research ethics and decolonizing methodologies, mobilities of culture and identity, queering of identity and space, as well as intersectionality in theory and organizational praxis.

VP of DEI Statement Regarding Buffalo Mass Shooting

2022-05-16T16:56:22+00:00

Dear Fielding Community, Our nation experienced a tragic event on May 14th in Buffalo, New York. As many of you know, a gunman killed ten people and injured three at a grocery store mid-day. At least eleven of the individuals were Black, and the neighborhood was intentionally chosen because of the high percentage of Black people who live there. The person who committed this crime boldly admitted to being a racist and a proponent of white supremacy. Tragedies such as this have become all too common in this, “our America.” Acts of senseless violence rooted in extremism remind us that [...]

VP of DEI Statement Regarding Buffalo Mass Shooting2022-05-16T16:56:22+00:00

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2022-04-29T14:19:55+00:00

Fielding is proud to join the nation in recognizing Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This is a time to acknowledge and celebrate those who make up the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the United States. Their cultures, diverse stories and contributions, scholarship, and achievements have enriched the country’s culture and history—and our global Fielding community. Let us be clear, we cannot celebrate heritage without acknowledging history. These achievements were not without struggle, and within that struggle came perseverance and hope. As a nation, we must honestly acknowledge and address the Chinese Exclusion Act of [...]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion2022-04-29T14:19:55+00:00

Arab American Heritage Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2022-04-06T18:51:31+00:00

In April 2019, President Biden signed a resolution to recognize the contributions of Arab-Americans to the United States as National Arab American Heritage Month. This profound move acknowledges the contributions of individuals of Arab descent to the United States. The Arab World consists of 22 countries in West Asia and North Africa, including Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. This pastiche of nations is also full of rich religious diversity that includes individuals from the Christian, Druze, Jewish, and [...]

Arab American Heritage Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion2022-04-06T18:51:31+00:00

VP of DEI statement regarding events in Eastern Europe

2022-03-01T00:56:54+00:00

Dear Fielding Community, The images and news coming from Ukraine are deeply troubling. As a global community, we stand in support of peace for this region. We have many community members who are from, or share heritage with Russia and Ukraine. We stand in support of those in our university community who are affected by these events. Our thoughts are with those who have connections to the region and are undoubtedly concerned about their families and loved ones throughout this crisis. During this challenging time, we encourage faculty members, students, and staff to reach out to the following services: Students [...]

VP of DEI statement regarding events in Eastern Europe2022-03-01T00:56:54+00:00

Black History Month Reflections from VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2022-02-01T18:06:49+00:00

February marks Black History Month in the United States. This month is exceptional because this month, more than any other month, holds a consistent theme of liberation that binds each of us together in a unique way. Black History Month is a time for the greater story of Blackness in America to be told: this story and reality is not only of denied freedom and bondage, but of brilliance, intellect, fortitude, and hope. W.E.B. Du Bois called it Black Strivings, the eternal quest for the recognition of Black humanity and emancipation. The latter is to be understood as part [...]

Black History Month Reflections from VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion2022-02-01T18:06:49+00:00
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