Faculty discuss respecting social identities at Creighton Alliance session

Erika Dakin Kirby, PhD

Teaching Across Social Identities” was the featured topic at the October Creighton Alliance Faculty Development Session. Erika Dakin Kirby, PhD, professor of communication studies and the A.F. Jacobson Chair in Communication in Creighton’s College of Arts and Sciences, served as the featured speaker for the Oct. 14 Zoom event.

Kirby is a senior facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League and studies the intersections of working and personal life, emphasizing how differing social identities (including race, class and gender) intersect with organizational structures.

The session offered Creighton faculty members strategies to work with learners of multiple identities. Kirby offered better ways to communicate and give feedback in a manner that respects and honors the intersectional identities of learners.