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Inclusive Leadership Series: Rachel Levitt

"Trauma-Centered Leadership: Queer Feminist Perspectives on Compassion" 

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, lifetime exposure to traumatic events was estimated to impact about 90 percent of the U.S. adult population, and queers, folks of color, Native folks, and those at the intersections of those identities experienced the highest rates. Now, with all of us living through a global pandemic, trauma has become more the norm than the exception. Taking this into account, how do we not only work toward being trauma-informed, but make our classrooms trauma-centered? In this talk I will discuss what a queer feminist trauma-centered approach to teaching and leading looks like. 

Dr. Rachel Levitt is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department. They earned their PhD in American Studies and hold two graduate certificates: one in Women Studies, the other in Race and Social Justice. In addition to their work in the GWSS department, Dr. Levitt is also a member of KSU's Transgender Taskforce and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Board of the Flint Hills Human Rights Project

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Monday, September 27, 2021 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm