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Saba Taj is a Durham based visual artist. Photo courtesy of Guido Villalba Portel.

Visual artist Saba Taj returns to UNC as a visiting lecturer

Taj, a queer Muslim artist with South Asian background, graduated from UNC with a Masters of Fine Arts in 2016 and is now serving as a visiting professor. Taj's artwork pulls from the intersection of their identities and takes influence from stories from the Quran and Islam. “My parents are immigrants from Pakistan,” Taj said. “I am a Southerner. I'm born and raised in North Carolina. I've been socialized as a woman, as well. And all of those things intersect and create a particular perspective I've added that's layered and that's hybrid.”

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Jaci Fields was recently named the new Chair of the Carolina Black Caucus. She is pictured on Sept. 14, 2021.

Jaci Field wants to bring communities together as Carolina Black Caucus chairperson

UNC alumna Jaci Field is the director of the Eddie Smith Field House and a member of the Athletic Facilities and Planning staff. She was recently named chairperson of the Carolina Black Caucus, of which she has been a member for over 20 years. “I just realized how great it felt to not be an ‘other’ in a room, and was really stricken by the wonderful feeling of community and family in the room,” Field said of the CBC.

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