Ariella R. Rotramel

Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion

As of August 1, 2021, Ariella R. Rotramel is currently serving as the Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion. Ari joined the College in 2012 and is the Vandana Shiva Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies. They are an interdisciplinary scholar committed to bridging theoretical and practical engagements of identity and social justice issues.

Rotramel holds a bachelor of arts degree for an Independent Program of Study (Intersections of Racial, Sexual and Gender Identities) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a doctorate in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. Ari is the 2019 recipient of Connecticut College’s Helen Mulvey Faculty Award for Fostering Student Achievement, the 2017 Faculty Mentor Award from the College’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, and the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Service Award.