Distinguished Visiting Scholars

The program provides scholars and artists of exceptional accomplishment a unique opportunity to join a cohort of visiting faculty to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. 

About the Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program

The Distinguished Visiting Scholars in the College of Arts and Sciences brings a cohort of highly accomplished scholars and artists whose work elucidates social inequality and advances social justice to the university and Buffalo community. The year-long program engages the entire UB community, providing opportunities for new scholarly, artistic, curricular and pedagogical collaborations and access to scholars’ work through public presentations, performances, exhibitions, guest lectures, workshops and informal social gatherings.

Donte McFadden portrait.

Donte McFadden, PhD

Director, Distinguished Visiting Scholars

Scholars in Action

Here, scholarly convergence and artistic expression unfold within our vibrant community. Each snapshot below illustrates the spirit of transforming ideas into impactful actions for a brighter, more inclusive future.

Upcoming Events

Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program Events

The scholars host events, activities and speakers.

Humanities Institute/Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program Film Series

The film series commemorates the heritage months during the fall and spring semesters. The series will showcase short and feature-length films by filmmakers of those identities and communities. For at least two of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to talk directly with the audience.