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2020-2021 Presidential Fellows

​​​​​​The Presidential Fellow works with the president and Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Equity, creating research to address diversity and inclusion issues. The Presidential Fellow will focus in a variety of areas, with an overall commitment to intellectual grounding of actions in research and program innovation. 

Welcome to our 2020-2021 Presidential Fellow: 


Chi-Jing Yin
​Chi Jang Yin, a documentary filmmaker, an associate professor, and the Area Head of Photography and Media Art at the Art School, will launch an innovative, media-based dialogue about race, equity and diversity models between the faculty, students, and staff within the DePaul community. Inspired by Ted Talks and using a storytelling framework, this media project will humanize social justice issues through personal testimonials in order to promote open dialogue on diversity literacy.

Yin intertwines her teaching, research, and service with a passion for equity. Her teaching and research     examine the cultural foundations of nuclear power and the U.S. gun violence, with a particular focus on the use and misuse of media to alternately shape bias and understanding. Yin's diverse body of award-winning work in Experimental Cinema, Observational Documentary, Cinéma Vérité, Ethnographic Films, and Digital Photography has been recognized internationally in galleries, exhibitions, and film festivals.

Yin is a trained diversity facilitator at the National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) founded by Peggy McIntosh and the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College. Yin also received certification on negotiation from the School of Professional Development at Northwestern University. Yin serves as the Chair of the Promotion and Tenure Policy Committee to support the equitable opportunity and the accessibility of the faculty's promotional process.

With the Presidential Fellowship's support, Yin will participate in the negotiation program at Harvard Law School to sharpen her facilitation skills on diversity mediation.

To learn more about Yin, please read the Newsline article announcing her selection as the 2020-2021 Presidential Fellow.