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Racial Justice and Equity

Melissa Thomas-Hunt

Melissa Thomas-Hunt is bringing a unique blend of scholarly and real-world expertise to her dual appointment at UVA’s Batten School and Darden School of Business.

Graphic by Macy Brandon

Through a new BattenX educational module, CEOs and nonprofit executives from across the globe are reckoning with systemic racism.

A student films a staged traffic stop in front of the Rotunda as part of the Youth, Blue & U project designed to bring local youths and studentscloser to police officers. (Photos by Dan Addison, University Communications)

Police and students can learn from one another if they talk more, according to Batten's Brian N. Williams, an associate professor of public policy.

Garrett Hall

The School's new postdoctoral fellows will investigate perceptions of minorities in academia and the workplace, among other subjects.


In honor of Black History Month, three members of the Batten community who participated in the School’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations reflect on the activist’s legacy.


In an op-ed for Scientific American, Batten's Lucy Bassett and co-author Hirokazu Yoshikawa outline immediate steps the Biden-Harris administration should take to begin addressing the trauma inflicted upon children through inhumane immigration policies.

Terrell Jana

After violent protests in Charlottesville three years ago, and this year's latest push for racial and social justice, Batten's Terrell Jana and fellow teammates and coaches knew they had to do something to fight for change.


This year, UVA's J-Term offerings feature interdisciplinary courses addressing some of today’s most urgent issues and team-taught by great professors across Grounds, including Batten's David Leblang.


Batten's Paul Martin teaches a course aimed at improving experiences for first-generation students at UVA, while also participating in a wide range of activities for the betterment of the Charlottesville community.


As part of Retold, a University-wide effort to celebrate the women of UVA, Batten students Alyssa Candelmo, Karishma Srikanth, Martha Gallagher, and Jocelyn Willougby are sharing their stories.