Beth Kwiatek

Beth Kwiatek

Director of Communications

330 Hayes Hall
UB South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214
716.829.5914
bkwiatek@buffalo.edu

It was in 1989 as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, Africa that Beth Kwiatek realized the racial inequities that determined and defined the U.S’s capitalism and global imperialism. And, that as a white American, she has cultural, political, and economic advantages . That experience continues to inform her work as a social worker and writer. In 1996 she earned an MSW from UB. She has worked as a social justice worker, an adjunct instructor teaching courses on whiteness and feminist theory, and as a free lance writer. Her publications include a personal narrative, a memoir, and op-ed pieces for various newspapers. Kwiatek worked with artist Diane Kahlo of Lexington, Kentucky, to design and edit the catalog to Kahlo’s traveling exhibit about missing and murdered women in Juarez, Mexico, titled, “Wall of Memories”. Her current projects include her blog, iiswhite.com and completing a Ph.D. in American Studies.