Dr. Glinda Rawls, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, recently had her article, “Listening to our voices: Experiences of Black faculty at predominantly White research universities with microaggression,” published in the Journal of Black Studies.
The article discusses research done by using a Scholarly Personal Narrative (SPN) approach to exploring the lived experience of four Black tenured-track and tenured faculty at three large public universities, which are predominately white institutions. Through data analysis, researchers uncovered the following four themes: 1) microaggressions were common occurrences, 2) futile to approach the agressors, 3) stress, and 4) resiliency while in a white dominated field. The article then discusses ways that black faculty and academic administrators could address these issues.
Dr. Rawls co-authored the article with Dave Louis, Dimitra Jackson-Smith, Glenn Chambers, LaTricia Phillips, and Sarah Louis.