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Jackie Murray (PhD '05) receives College Award for Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Kentucky

Submitted by Deborah E Kamen on March 24, 2021 - 3:27pm

By James Clauss

Alum Jackie Murray (PhD '05), Associate Professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky, recently received the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion. The committee that selected her noted in particular her work on race and ethnicity, which is “innovative, timely, and a much needed challenge to the presumptive whiteness of Classics as a scholarly discipline,” and her creation of “important new opportunities for students and faculty of color at UK and beyond, and changed the way we think about the roots and cultural inheritance of the classical world.” Jackie has served and continues to serve on numerous committees supportive of diversity and inclusion, locally and nationally, and is currently co-authoring a textbook with Prof. Rebecca Futo Kennedy on Understanding Race and Ethnicity in Antiquity, a Guide to Anti-racist Teaching with Shelley Haley and Kelly Dugan, and the Cambridge Companion to Race and Racecraft in Antiquity with Rosa Andújar and Elena Giusti. Congratulations, Jackie, on this welcome recognition of your many important efforts in support of diversifying our discipline!

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