Dr. Rebecca Robertson – I serve as a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at Humboldt State University (HSU), where I teach courses in cultural and applied anthropology on topics including: development, globalization, power & resistance, research methods, and anthropological theory. In addition, I am the Director of HSU’s Ethnographic Resesarch Lab and was recently appointed to the Redwoods Community College District, Board of Trustees. My scholarship is grounded by a commitment to social justice. My current research addresses the impacts of policy related to diversity and equity in higher education. I have two main lines of scholarship: 1) critical interrogation of the productive tension between student activism and institutional diversity policies and practices, and 2) examination of factors related to policy and its implementation that influence equitable outcomes for underserved students at broadly accessible institutions. Additionally, I undertake applied research and community development work in my local area – working with a variety of organizations to effect inclusive change that is responsive to the needs of all stakeholders.