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K-State Today

December 8, 2020

Shireen Roshanravan recognized as Professor of the Week honoree

Submitted by Faculty Senate

Shireen Roshanravan, associate professor of American ethnic studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized as Professor of the Week at the Dec. 5 men's home basketball game.

Roshanravan joined K-State in 2007. Roshanravan's important courses in American ethnic studies — such as Racist Love: Asian Americans and the Model-Minority Myth, Islamophobia, Transformative Thought, Intro to Cultural Competence, Politics of Women of Color, Research Methods, etc. — often center on decolonial and intersectional methodologies. Roshanravan teaches the Asian American studies courses in American ethnic studies, which are of vital importance as K-State works to deliver on its pedagogical commitments to teaching students about the diverse cultures and ethnicities that make up our state and our nation. On average, Roshanravan has advised about 18 American ethnic studies minors and/or majors annually. She has mentored students through the Developing Scholars Program and served on master’s thesis committees for grad students outside American ethnic studies. Roshanravan won the 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Davids-Dunham Professional Development Award and 2018-19 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Award.