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Friday, November 18 • 11:00am - 12:10pm
Understanding and Supporting the Journeys of Black Female Academics

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Beyond the Pipeline: A Community of Practice Approach to Faculty Diversity. Atiya Strothers, Rutgers University

Recently, there have been student protests at major institutions rallying for inclusion and equity. A primary demand is increasing faculty diversity. This paper addresses the experience of Black faculty at HWIs through the lens of Wenger’s (1998) communities of practice. By reframing this question using this framework, I present a new paradigm on ways to re-envision educational leadership.

De-Essentializing Women of Color: A Tri-Autoethnographical Analysis of a Social Justice Educational Leadership Doctoral Program. Shahlaine Kaur Dhillon, Tara Nkrumah, Ericka Roland (University of South Florida)

The purpose of this study is to examine how three women of color doctoral students navigate an educational leadership program with a social justice orientation. Using a rhetorical reworking of feminist standpoint theory, the lived experiences of three women of color, provided via authoethnography, are recorded and analyzed for how the social justice is being internalized.

Lived Experiences of Black Women Doctoral Students in Education Programs at Predominately White Institutions. Jessica Faith Carter, Audrey Sorrells, Barbara L. Pazey, North Cooc (University of Texas at Austin)

Research has shown that Black women in doctoral programs are more likely to experience challenges in pursuit of their education due to the intersectionality of their race and gender. This qualitative study explores the lived experiences of Black women in education doctoral programs at a predominately White institution. Findings from the study will be presented, and implications for universities and K-12 school systems will be shared.

The Perceptions and Experiences of Black, Female Students at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). Hattie Lee Hammonds, Clemson University; Cherese Fine, Clemson University; Corliss Brown Thompson, Northeastern University

The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions and experiences of Black female undergraduate students at a PWI. The study explored how the campus climate had changed in light of recent local and national racially charged events. Findings revealed that participants had varied perspectives in how they experienced, coped with, and understood racism. These experiences impacted how they viewed the campus and navigating through college as a Black woman at a PWI.

Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:10pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Joliet A

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