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Associate Director of the Center for Racial Justice

& Associate DEI Officer of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

I am a queer feminist woman of color sociologist deeply intrigued by questions related to race, gender, sexuality, and intimacy in the digital era. My research seeks to document and explore how queer women of color create/undo/sustain identities, relationships, and communities in urban-digital spheres.
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Dominique Adams-Santos, PhD is the associate director of the Center for Racial Justice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and an Anti-Racism Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Additionally, she serves as the associate diversity, equity, and inclusion officer of the Ford School. In 2021, she earned her PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University, where she also completed a certificate in gender and sexuality studies. She received her B.A. in Sociology (minor in African American Studies) at Smith College, where she graduated with honors and cum laude in 2013. She is a qualitative researcher who centers questions of sexuality, intimacy, and belonging in the digital era. 


As a coach and consultant, Dominique specializes in supporting academics and higher education professionals dedicated to creating systems, practices, and opportunities that bolster anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their roles as leaders, teachers, and researchers.

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