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Humanities in Color

Humanities in Color (HIC) is a student organization and community dedicated to the personal wellbeing and professional development of humanities graduate students of color at Stanford. HIC offers a warm, inclusive space for all masters and doctoral students who identify as people of color and whose work includes a humanities component of some form. HIC hosts multiple social and professional events each quarter, on topics ranging from navigating the job market to race and disability in academia. 

Learn more or get involved

If you’re a graduate student of color in the humanities interested in attending future events, please sign up for our listserv to get all the details. We don’t spam and very rarely cross-post to other mailing lists, so the listserv is the most efficient way to find out what’s going on.

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If you would like to help plan or co-sponsor an event, participate on the leadership team, or have any questions, please contact the 2023-24 HIC leaders, Chanhee Heo at heoc [at] stanford.edu (heoc[at]stanford[dot]edu) and Seyi Osundeko at jesuseyi [at] stanford.edu (jesuseyi[at]stanford[dot]edu) 

2023-24 Events 


  • 1/16 at 5 pm: Welcome Back Social
  • 1/30 at 12 pm: How to Navigate Academia with Prof. Sarah Derbew:  Professor Sarah Derbew of Stanford's Classics Dept. Prof Derbew will talk to us about her academic journey and her experiences as a junior faculty member. Please submit your questions for her in the RSVP Form. Lunch will be provided! RSVP Here by January 28th.  
  • 2/19 at 4:30 pm (EVGR B144): Boba Tea & Mochi Donut Social. Please RSVP HERE to save your spot by midnight on 2/17 (Saturday)!
  • 3/1 at 3:00 pm:  Humanities in Color is delighted to announce our final event of Winter Quarter 2024, "Navigating the Academic Job Market." Continuing our annual tradition, we will be exploring questions and myths surrounding the academic job market, featuring three faculty members of color who have successfully navigated this process in recent years.

    We will hear from three distinguished speakers, Rushain Abbasi (Stanford University), Utitifon Inyang (Binghamton University), and Henry Washington (Wesleyan University). They will be sharing their experiences of the application process, including their reasons for choosing an academic path, and discussing how their identities and choices of target institutions (research university, public university, or liberal arts college) shaped these experiences. This event is meant for students of color at any stage of the PhD. 

    This is our first all-virtual event of the year. We recognize that many of our community members may not be on campus and can’t always participate as they might want to. Therefore, this event will be held entirely on Zoom to allow for the participation of HIC members in a range of time zones. To receive the Zoom link for the panel, please RSVP by Thursday, February 29. You will also have the opportunity to submit questions in advance through this form.