Indian American Stanford Professor Receives Outstanding Leader Award

The Faculty Women’s Forum presented the Outstanding Leader Award to Jisha Menon, an associate professor of theater and performance studies

NEW YORK (TIP): The Faculty Women’s Forum, which acts to enable women faculty members to thrive at Stanford, presented its Outstanding Leader Award to Jisha Menon, an associate professor of theater and performance studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, director of the Center for South Asia and faculty director of the Stanford Arts Institute.

The Faculty Women’s Forum Outstanding Leader Award recognizes an individual leader of a Stanford department, school or institute who has an outstanding record of developing a culture of inclusion and promotion of women faculty in their organization.

In its award citation on June 8 at a virtual ceremony, the Faculty Women’s Forum honored Menon “for her exemplary and dynamic leadership, for including, mentoring and promoting many female colleagues and for being a trailblazer for women in the academy, and for women of color in particular.”

In a nomination letter, Jennifer DeVere Brody, a professor of theater and performance studies, and director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, said Menon has demonstrated “extraordinary leadership” by fostering diverse programming that develops a culture of inclusion and the promotion of women faculty members.

For many years, Menon has brought numerous queer-identified women of color to address various constituents – students, faculty and staff, DeVere Brody said.

(Source : Stanford)

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