Professor in English and CRRES Affiliate Vivian Nun Halloran will become the new Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Arts and Sciences on July 1, 2020. Dr. Halloran came to IU from UCLA after completing advanced degrees in Comparative Literature. Trained as a Caribbeanist, she is a literary food studies scholar with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests. Her books explore intersections between literary genres and scientific discourse, popular culture, food traditions, museums and other sites of cultural performance. She investigates the relationship between food and immigration and considers ways in which the Caribbean postmodern novel makes slavery visible to readers.
Professor Halloran’s wide range of inquiry has facilitated work as an affiliate professor across numerous academic programs: American Studies, African American and African Diaspora Studies, Asian American Studies, Comparative Literature, Human Biology, Latino Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Liberal Arts and Management Program, Spanish and Portuguese. Familiarity with these disciplines and methodologies gives her a depth and breadth of experience working with others across the College. In her new role, she will offer leadership in upholding the values of diversity and inclusion, helping ensure that all students, faculty, and staff feel welcome on our campus, in our classrooms, and in our rapidly evolving digital forms of communication.
We extend our enthusiastic congratulations to Vivian on her new post!