Brown’s Department of Cognitive, Linguistics, and Psychological Sciences is committed to sustaining a diverse community and inclusive culture that values all of its members. We hold that welcoming and respecting difference—as well as actively challenging bias and discrimination—is essential to the pursuit of science and flourishing of a vibrant intellectual community.
In 2016, the CLPS Department prepared a Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Plan (DDIAP) with the support of undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, staff, and faculty members in the CLPS department. We held an undergraduate forum, conducted graduate student and postdoctoral staff surveys, a CLPS-wide open forum, and multiple committee and faculty meetings. The goals were to identify strategies, to be implemented over the next five years, for:
- Increasing diversity and inclusion at the level of HUGs faculty and student representation.
- Broadening our curricular offerings consistent with the diversity and inclusion mission.
- Fostering an environment where all are given every opportunity to succeed.
- Developing departmental programming (lectures, colloquia, etc.) that includes attention to issues of diversity and inclusion.
CLPS Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Matt Dang (class of 2018)
Nora Lee (class of 2018)
Gabriel Reyes (class of 2018)
Maya Menefee (class of 2018)
Yuna Hur (class of 2018)
Elizabeth Cory (class of 2018)
Angelica Johnsen (class of 2018)
Christi Faucher (class of 2018)
We are actively seeking undergraduate volunteers for the committee. Please contact Rebecca Burwell (email@example.com).
Several faculty members in CLPS conduct research that addresses questions of how diversity, inclusion, and/or identity may shape cognitive, perceptual, and social outcomes.
Dima Amso: Cognitive developmental neuroscience of attention and memory.
Scott AnderBois: Issues in semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces including primary fieldwork on Yucatec Maya (an indigenous language of Mexico) and A'ingae (an indigenous language of Ecuador and Colombia).
Kevin Bath: Developmental neuroscience focusing on how adverse experiences encountered early in life alter the trajectory of neural development and the genetic mechanisms supporting those changes.
Oriel FeldmanHall: Social and affective neuroscience, including understanding how the brain detects, values, and assesses conflicting reward and punishment contingencies as well as the role of emotion and its operational power in shaping these social interactions.
Bertram F. Malle: Social cognition, especially the capacity to recognize intentional actions, make inferences about others' mental states, explain behavior, and morally evaluate behavior.
Our departmental diversity committee encourages feedback and comments on anything related to diversity and inclusion in the department. Please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.