English Department DEI Statement

University of Iowa English disavows white supremacy and racism and commits to becoming an antiracist and inclusive community. We acknowledge our complicit role as part of an institution that has excluded, marginalized, and ill-served BIPOC people throughout its history. UI English recognizes that as a department, we must do our part to rectify this historic wrong by questioning our traditions and methods and revising them in order to create a future that makes a diverse department sustainable. We commit to an intersectional approach and understand that anti-bias work must strive to include all regardless of gender identity, sexuality, ability, religion, and socioeconomic status.