Elon University pre-doctoral fellow in Public Health Studies, Yanica Faustin will be presenting her dissertation research titled “An Exploratory Study of Identity and Discrimination Among U.S.-born and Foreign-born Black Mothers in New York City.” While we have knowledge and documentation of differing preterm birth rates within the Black population by nativity, we do not quite […]
Television programs have rarely depicted the truth about being a black woman in a world that doesn’t always celebrate their magical ways. Issa Rae, the creator of the HBO series Insecure, seems to have figured it out by normalizing professional and personal lives. This discussion, which features clips from the show, focuses on the authenticity […]
Women of color (WOC) report a lack of belonging and comfort in environments where they are underrepresented, and introducing a relatable role model may be one tool to address these concerns. The present studies examine how framing a potential role model as an ally for women of color can be used as a potential intervention […]
This Mulatto is a Trickster Witch | James Padilioni, Jr.
James Padilioni, Jr., a Ph.D Candidate and Teaching Fellow in American Studies (Africana-affiliate) at the College of William and Mary, discusses his dissertation project that is part ethnography, part history, part critical race theory, and focuses upon the circulation of iconography and ritual performances relating to St. Martin de Porres – the first of African […]
The Experiences of African Americans in Educational Contexts | Jessica DeCuir Gunby
Jessica DeCuir-Gunby showcases a series of studies that focus on race, racial identity, and racial microaggressions in a variety of contexts. Implications are provided on how to address racial microaggressions within school contexts, including predominately White institutions. DeCuir-Gunby also discusses future research on racial microaggressions. (124)