Lean Semesters: How Higher Education Reproduces Inequity
A book conversation with author Sekile M. Nzinga, chief equity officer of the State of Illinois
Sekile M. Nzinga is the Chief Equity Officer for the State of Illinois and former interim Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost of Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern University. Her book, Lean Semesters: How Higher Education Reproduces Inequity, addresses in depth the reality that women of color, particularly Black women, face compounded exploitation and economic inequality within universities. Nzinga was interviewed on March 23, 2022, by Natasha Warikoo, professor of sociology at Tufts University. This event was part of the online book conversation series, Academic Innovation for the Public Good. To view a recording of Nzinga's conversation with Warikoo, please click below.