Thomas Merton Center for peace and social justice welcomes new board members

Please join us in welcoming new board members to the Thomas Member Center in 2015!

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anupama jain is the Founder of Inclusant, LLC and is currently working with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, where she is responsible for supporting the organizations efforts to increase its capacity for promoting social justice and racial equity.

Previously, anu was the Community Programs Coordinator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in the education division. After earning a PhD in literary and cultural studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she wrote the book How to Be South Asian in America: Narratives of Ambivalence and Belonging (Temple University Press, 2011).

She has more than a decade of experience in higher education, conducting original research, teaching undergraduates, and filling varied service roles.

More recently, anu has focused on the collaborative community organizing and public humanities initiatives in Pittsburgh, partnering with organizations including the Black & White reunion (for the 2014 Summit Against Racism), Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, The Global Switchboard, Union Project, University of Pittsburgh, and WHAT’S UP?! (Working and Healing to Abolish Total Supremacy, Undermining Privilege).

Local cross-setor programs she co-designed and runs are Scholars-at-Large (focusing on professional development for academics) and Color Me Pittsburgh (focusing on community diversity education through interactive projects), which debuted at Three Rivers Arts Festival 2014.

Read more at the New People, the publication of the Thomas Merton Center.

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