• About RSI


    Thank you for your interest in the Roger Salters Institute. The Roger Salters Institute is a program designed to encourage and support graduate students interested in racial justice scholarship to pursue faculty and administrative positions in academia, as well as serve as a networking opportunity within and outside of the University of Denver. We meet during the academic year to strengthen our writing, build networks, and develop identities as racial justice scholars. The Salters Institute provides students with insights, information, and wisdom from faculty and administrators who have spent their careers navigating the racialized and gendered reality of academe.
    If you have any questions, please contact Ceema Samimi ceema.samimi@du.edu.
    Thank you,
    The IRISE Team

  • Spring 2020 Writing Retreat

    The Roger Salters Institute invites applicants to participate in a writing retreat over spring break 2020. All DU students, faculty, and post-docs are eligible to apply. Participants are required to commit to attending the entire retreat, pledge not to use the internet, or check email during retreat hours (unless necessary for their writing process) and have no commitments during retreat hours. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 16th at midnight.

    To apply:  Click here https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8vvBLve7PflXSKh

    Cost: The retreat is free to participants.

    What: 10 writers from across the university gathering for four days of concentrated writing time in a supportive group setting:

    • Brief warm-up activities designed to jumpstart writing
    • Focused, sustained work on writing projects in scheduled blocks of writing time
    • Lunch discussions on issues and strategies related to writing (lunch provided)
    • Priority access to IRISE affiliated faculty
    • Advice and support from recent PhD’s and peers
    • Coffee, tea, and healthy snacks
    • Brief cool-down activities designed to facilitate the next day’s writing

    When: Monday, March 23-Wednesday March 15th, 2020. We begin each day at 9:00 and end at 3:00. We break for lunch from 11:30-1:00.

    Where: The University of Denver Craig Hall

    Why: To help writers:

    • Maintain their writing momentum from the winter quarter to spring quarter OR
    • Gain momentum from a less-than-productive quarter and start the spring having produced quality writing
    • Build supportive, interdisciplinary relationships among writers
    • Learn balanced and effective writing strategies and habits

    Accessibility info: This event is wheelchair accessible (ADA compliant elevator in building, ramps outside of building, ADA parking nearby) and will provide priority seating. For other accessibility needs, please review the application.

    Questions? Contact Ceema Samimi, RSI Coordinator, at ceema.samimi@du.edu

  • Uprising Film Screening



    Film Screening followed by Q&A with Pravini

    Breakfast provided! Please RSVP HERE (so we have enough food for everyone!)   

    January 28, 2020 | 9:00 AM | AAC Room 290

    Co-sponsored by IRISE and DU Grand Challenges

    Musician and activist Pravini Baboeram presents “The Uprising.” This music documentary on the decolonial movement in Europe makes an innovative contribution to education and awareness. For the first time decolonial theory is presented with songs and animation, combined with interviews of academics and activists. The songs are all written and composed by Pravini, who offers a poetic perspective on the experiences of people of color through her lyrics and vocals. The Uprising features many members of the Decolonial International Network, including Islamic Human Rights Commission and Parti des Indigènes de la République, highlighting their campaigns, analysis and strategies for decolonization in a European context. Click here to watch the trailer.

                                 More about Pravini here: https://www.pravinimusic.com/


    Film Screening followed by Q&A with Pravini

    Breakfast provided! Please RSVP HERE (so we have enough food for everyone!)   

    January 28, 2020 | 9:00 AM | AAC Room 290

    Co-sponsored by IRISE and DU Grand Challenges

  • Applications now open!

    Applications for the Roger Salters Institute for the 2019-2020 school year are now open! To apply, download the application here: RSIapplication1920.docx and return it to Ceema at ceema.samimi@du.edu 

    Please reach out to Ceema if you have any questions. 

  • Light Your Fire 11/5/19

    Click here to RSVP


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