Alice Traore

Position title: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator


M.S., English, Illinois State University; B.S., English. Illinois State University
Photo of Alice Traore, face half in shadow, standing in front of a mural

Alice Y Traore has been academic staff of the UW System since 2000 – first at UW–Milwaukee and currently at UW–Madison.  She is CTLM’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coordinator.  While still a staff member at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement (DDEEA), where she worked with the Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence (LCICE) as a facilitator and curriculum designer, Alice worked with CTLM in developing aspects of its EDI initiatives.  Within the span of a career in higher education, located in Wisconsin and elsewhere, she has worked in student affairs, academic affairs and multicultural affairs. Participating in the following institutes and trainings has significantly influenced her current work: Social Justice Institute (SJTI), the Midwest Academy (Organizing for Social Change), the Equity and Justice Institute, Embodied Social Justice Certificate, and the Healing-Centered Education Primer.  Alice earned a master’s degree in creative writing from Illinois State University.  Writing provided a platform for the exploration of race, gender, power, and privilege. Assisting others in their exploration of their social and cultural identities is a part of Alice’s work that she finds invaluable.