Natalia Deeb-Sossa, associate professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies, has a passion for advocating for marginalized communities and addressing inequities. She documented the pandemic’s impact on children of farm workers with support from a Public Impact Research Initiative grant.
I became one of the inaugural Community Engaged Learning Faculty Fellows (CELFFs) at the end of 2019. The turmoil of the last two years and my experienced losses have challenged me in ways I still find hard to put in words. But it also helped me gain new insight and further shaped my identity as a public scholar.
The 2022 CUMU Annual Conference, The Essential Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, invites us to consider the essential role urban and metropolitan universities play in leading a recovery grounded in community, equity, and innovation.