A day of reckoning for the white academy: reframing success for African American women in STEM

Terrell R. Morton, Tara Nkrumah

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Abstract

This paper is in dialogue with Danielle Ferguson and Catherine Martin-Dunlop’s paper, Uncovering stories of resilience among successful African American women in STEM. The purpose of this article is to extend conversations on Black women in STEM, focusing on radical transformations of STEM by centering (and normalizing) their voices and experiences. Understanding the necessity of taking a critical perspective toward unpacking the lived experiences of Black women in STEM, we seek resistance and justice, moving beyond the notion of coping that promotes individual reform. To foster critical perspectives, we offer resistance frameworks that disrupt mainstream positionings of Black women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-494
Number of pages10
JournalCultural Studies of Science Education
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Black women
  • Critical race feminism
  • STEM
  • Whiteness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies

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