Raquel Monroe


Raquel Monroe
Co-Director, Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Dance
1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605



Raquel Monroe, PhD, is the co-director of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She joined Columbia in 2009 as an associate professor in the Dance Department and has held various roles at the college. She is the immediate past president of the Faculty Senate and a member of both the DEI committee and the DEI cluster hire committee. In 2015 Monroe received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the college in recognition of her many contributions to the enrichment of student learning. She is an interdisciplinary performance artist and scholar who is published in several anthologies, and recently co-edited the International Journal of Screendance special issue on race, “Screening the Skin: Issues of Race and Nation in Screendance.” In addition to her academic and scholarly work, Monroe is on the board of directors for the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance. Her current performance collaboration, Dis/Unity: A Service, best articulates Monroe’s work to address issues of systemic oppression with diverse audiences.