This project aims to encourage conversation about what diversity and inclusion mean for Oakland University and its surrounding community.
Facilitated by Dr. Adina Schneeweis, a group of faculty at Oakland have committed to create and collect stories of diversity and inclusion on and around campus, with the support of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
I am an associate professor of journalism and communication. Originally from Romania and the hilly metropolis Cluj-Napoca, I grew up in a small family, surrounded by many teachers and a combination of city- and nature-lovers. I spent my childhood playing outside, discovering the neighborhood, sledding, climbing trees and picking flowers. I practiced competitive downhill skiing, and really loved school, homework, and the atmosphere of learning. After all, I did stay in school until I received my doctoral degree. My research concerns media and advocacy representations of race and ethnicity, and my scholarship is published in a variety of international and peer-reviewed outlets, as listed on my website.