Robin DiAngelo

University of Washington
Affiliate Associate Professor of Education


Dr. DiAngelo received her PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in 2004. She earned tenure at Westfield State University in Massachusetts. Currently, she is Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She has numerous publications and books. Her book Is Everybody Really Equal?: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Critical Social Justice Education, (co-written with Özlem Sensoy) received both the American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award (2012) and the Society of Professors of Education Book Award (2018). In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the national dialogue on race and been featured or cited in Salon, NPR, PBS, Slate, Alternet, the Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Seattle Times. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice. She has worked with a wide-range of organizations including private, non-profit, and governmental.