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Tatiana M. Cruz

Assistant Professor and Interdisciplinary Program Director of Africana Studies, Simmons University

Tatiana M. Cruz is a historian that specializes in Critical Race, Ethnic, Diaspora, and Gender Studies and leader in the field of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). She joined the Simmons faculty in 2021 and currently is an Assistant Professor and the Interdisciplinary Program Director of Africana Studies and Women's and Gender Studies.

She is also the Founding Co-Director of the North Star Collective, a regional consortium of institutions out of the New England Board of Higher Education committed to racial equity and reparative justice in higher education, particularly focused on restoring, nourishing, and uplifting faculty of color.