Professor And Associate Dean For Diversity And Inclusion Vivian Halloran | Profiles – Indiana Public Media
Vivian Halloran is a scholar of Caribbean literature, food studies, ethnic American literature, postmodernism, and popular culture. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but finished high school in Colorado where she earned a B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA in 2002 and has been at IU Bloomington since then.
Dr. Halloran is a Latina who is deeply invested in social justice. As Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, she is committed to help the College of Arts and Sciences continue making progress towards becoming increasingly inclusive, diverse, and anti-racist. To that end, her goals are to promote open and respectful dialogue between and among faculty, staff, students, and administrators. She wants to promote greater awareness of first-generation IU Hoosiers and be more purposeful in reaching out to them as valuable members of our community.
Dr. Halloran also serves as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. She is actively involved with the Center for Excellence for Women and Technology (CEWIT), where she was Faculty Director of the SSHAPE group—Social Science, Humanities, Arts, the Professions, and Education.
Dr. Halloran is the author of The Immigrant Kitchen: Food, Ethnicity, and Diaspora (2016) from Ohio State University Press and Exhibiting Slavery: The Caribbean Postmodern Novel as Museum (2009) from University of Virginia Press.
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