The POWER Special Session: Building Awareness of Power and Privilege on Intersectional Teams

Nadia Kellam, Vanessa Svihla, Susannah Davis

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Abstract

We (the facilitators) work as social scientists and engineering education researchers from different universities on the NSF-supported program, Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) ( https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17501/nsf17501.htm ). We began to notice how power and privilege were enacted on our teams, which consisted of diverse team members (e.g., diverse in disciplinary affiliation, role in the university, gender, race, LGBTQIA+ status). This motivated a research project and workshops/special sessions such as the one proposed here, where we explore how power and privilege are enacted within interdisciplinary teams so that we can begin to dismantle systemic oppressions within academia [1] , [2]. The POWER special session (Privilege and Oppression: Working for Equitable Recourse) was developed to guide engineering educators to identify and understand the intersectional nature of power and privilege before planning strategies to disrupt, disarm, and dismantle it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728189611
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2020
Event2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: Oct 21 2020Oct 24 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2020-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020
Country/TerritorySweden
CityUppsala
Period10/21/2010/24/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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