There are numerous opportunities for faculty and staff members to engage matters pertaining to diversity, inclusion, and global engagement through book groups on campus sponsored by a variety of areas. If you know of a book group opportunity for faculty and staff that you would like to have added here, please contact Program Coordinator for the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence Annabel Bunton.

Critical Reflections on Whiteness Book Group

This is a book group initiated by a group of white faculty and staff interested in critically exploring whiteness. It welcomes faculty, staff, and students of all identities. Books for this reading group will be provided to those that commit to attending every gathering. This group has previously read Paul Kivel’s Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work Toward Racial Justice, 4th ed. For more information about upcoming iterations of this book group, contact Program Coordinator for the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence Annabel Bunton.

Center for the Study of Religion, Society, and Culture Reading Circle

The Center will occasionally host lunchtime reading circles that focus on texts introducing topics related to religion, culture, and society. Lunch is provided to those who sign up ahead of time, and the book is purchased for those who can commit to attending every session. This reading circle is especially interested in welcoming Elon’s staff members. Previous books have included Joseph E. B. Lumbard’s Submission, Faith, and Beauty: The Religion of Islam and Amir Hussain’s Muslims and the Making of America. For more information about upcoming reading circles, please contact Director for the Center for the Study of Religion, Society, and Culture Brian Pennington.

Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

The Center will occasionally host lunchtime reading groups that focus on texts focused on texts on teaching and learning. Lunch is provided to those who sign up ahead of time, and the book is purchased for those who can commit to attending every session. Information about current or upcoming reading groups can be found here. For more information about upcoming reading groups, please contact Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Deandra Little.