Virtual Talk: Mentoring for Social Justice and Community-Building in Higher Education
Thu, 03/30/2023, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Mentoring for Social Justice and Community-Building in Higher Education

Featuring Anneliese Singh, Ph.D., LPC (she/they), Chief Diversity Officer at Tulane University

March 30, 2023
12:00-2:00pm ET
- Virtual Dialogue -

Talk Description

Mentoring of students in higher education often centers students’ academic and career development without a sufficient power analysis to understand how structural issues and social identities shape the mentoring relationship itself. In this interactive talk, Anneliese Singh will apply sociocultural and critical race theories to mentoring, guiding participants through a deconstruction of the ideas and beliefs that shape our understandings of mentoring and moving toward an analysis of the structural forces that inform mentoring relationships, all in service of cultivating a more just and power-conscious mentoring practice. Participants will learn power-conscious mentoring strategies that can be implemented across disciplinary areas to support graduate and undergraduate students’ personal, professional, and academic thriving. Anneliese will intersperse breakout rooms and discussion prompts throughout the talk, offering participants an active space to reflect and make connections to their own mentoring practice with students. Come prepared to engage!


About Anneliese Singh

Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC (she/they) is a Professor and Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer at Tulane University. Her scholarship and community organizing explores racial healing and racial justice, as well as the resilience, trauma, and identity development experiences of queer and trans people, with a focus on young people and BIPOC people. Anneliese is the author of The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing and The Queer and Trans Resilience Workbook. Anneliese is co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and the Trans Resilience Project. Dr. Singh is @anneliesesingh on Twitter and Instagram, and her website is


Event Co-sponsored by: School of Graduate Studies, Douglass Residential College, the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, the School of Social Work, the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, School of Communication and Information, School of Management and Labor Relations, Graduate School of Professional and Applied Psychology~

This event is part of the Mentoring for Social Justice and Community-Building Project, a joint SGS and DRC initiative supported by the IDEA Innovation Grant.