Gina Sánchez GibauAssociate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Anthropology; Adjunct Professor of Africana Studies
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Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1999
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1993
A.B., Rollins College, 1991
PublicationsPublications can be found at Google Scholar
Awards & HonorsOutstanding IUPUI Women Leader Award, veteran faculty category, 2015
Joseph T. Taylor Award for Excellence in Diversity, group award, 2010
Trustee's Teaching Award 2005
Joseph T. Taylor Award for Excellence in Diversity, individual award, 2003
Gina Sánchez Gibau is associate vice chancellor for faculty diversity and inclusion and associate professor of anthropology in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in the African Diaspora. Her research interests include racial and ethnic identity development, multicultural pedagogy, and professional development and advancement of underrepresented groups in higher education. She conducted fieldwork on identity formation among Cape Verdeans in Boston, Massachusetts. She has presented at numerous conferences in the U.S. and abroad and has published in several edited volumes and journals, including Cimboa: Journal of Cape Verdean Letters, Arts, and Studies, Transforming Anthropology, Identities, the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, CBE Life Sciences Education, the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, and Science Education.
For her efforts to study and promote diversity on campus, she was recognized by the IUPUI Black Student Union with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Advocate the Dream” Award in 2008. She is a 2013 alumna of the Higher Education Resources Services (HERS) Bryn Mawr Leadership Institute. In 2015, she received an IUPUI Outstanding Women Faculty Leadership Award and in 2017, she participated in the IU Executive Leadership Institute.
In her current role, Gibau is responsible for providing strategic vision to academic units in support of their efforts to attract, recruit, retain, and advance a more diverse faculty at IUPUI. She works collaboratively with deans and chairs as well as with the Graduate School to enhance the pathways toward diversifying the faculty and promoting inclusive excellence at IUPUI. She is the current co-director of the IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 program, a leadership and professional development initiative for women and underrepresented faculty and staff. She is also Co-PI on an ADVANCE adaptation grant, Project EPIC and the IUPUI Team Lead for the APLU Aspire Alliance IChange Network initiative.