A call to action: Striving for racial justice in academic biology
An exploratory investigation of the experiences of Black immigrant women in undergraduate STEM
Meseret Hailu, PhD & Brooke Coley, PhD | Arizona State University
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 1
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT
Location: Zoom | https://asu.zoom.us/j/98196412224
The research presented in this seminar investigates the politicized, racialized, and gendered dimensions of the presumably “objective” disciplines of STEM. This work uses critical discourse analysis and case studies to better understand how Black immigrant women use their cultural epistemologies to attain undergraduate degrees in engineering. The research presented will use a qualitative approach, involving 40 interviews with undergraduate
engineering students of a large public university in the southwestern United States.
“A call to action: Striving for racial justice in academic biology” is an initiative sponsored by the Society for the Advancement in Biology Education Research (SABER) focused on promoting awareness, understanding and commitment to change academic biology environments to be more inclusive and strive for racial justice in STEM education.
This 7-part series includes four discussions and three research seminars with the intended audience of biologists and biology education researchers. All talks will be posted on this site afterwards.
All 1-hour sessions will be virtual and administered through Zoom; sessions will be recorded and posted on the SABER website for viewing afterwards. We are excited that speakers will be compensated for their time and this event is co-sponsored by Arizona State University’s HHMI Inclusive Excellence Project, SEISMIC Collaboration, and University of California Santa Barbara.