Chancellor's Faculty Fellow

Faye Caronan, PhD  |  2020-2021 Faculty Fellow

Faye Caronan 7Faye Caronan, PhD, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at CU Denver, was named the 2020-21 Faculty Fellow in September 2020. 

Dr. Caronan is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Denver, specializing in Comparative Ethnic Studies and the study of U.S. Imperialism. Dr. Caronan received the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2008. Her book, Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique, is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press. It examines how Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican culture challenges the ends of colonialism marked by narratives of U.S. exceptionalism by representing how U.S. power does not withdraw from Philippine and Puerto Rican affairs but transitions. Caronan's new research project looks at the role that race played in the imagining of the U.S. nation and its empire in the Pacific in the first half of the 20th century.

Dr. Caronan earned a PhD in Ethnic Studies from University of California, San Diego. 

Q&A with Dr. Caronan



About the Chancellor's Faculty Fellowship

Serving over the 2020-2021 academic year, the Fellow will have two primary responsibilities: to advise Chancellor Marks and the CU Denver leadership team on issues of concern to underrepresented students, faculty, and staff; and to work on projects that support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at CU Denver.

For the fall 2020 semester, the fellow will receive a $5000 stipend and $2000 in professional development funds; for the spring 2021 semester, the fellow will receive a $5000 stipend and either funding for a course release or $2000 in professional development funds.

The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship was announced in July 2020, following Chancellor Marks’ equity listening sessions.

Selection Committee

Rachel Harding

Rachel Harding, MFA, PhD
Associate Professor of Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, Ethnic Studies

Ron Ramirez

Ronald Ramirez, PhD
Associate Dean of Programs, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Business School

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Grace Redshirt Tyon
Director of American Indian Student Services, Center for Identity and Inclusion