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Abstract Title: Investigating experiences of women of color in physics and astronomy
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: This research focuses on the experiences of physics and astronomy graduate women of color. We conducted semi-structured, empathetic interviews to understand their experiences in their undergraduate and graduate programs and how they navigate the physics departments at predominantly white institutions (PWI). The interviews serve as counter stories, which is a central tenet of critical race theory. We use this framework to examine how racial identities play a role in the obstacles faced by these women, including interactions with peers and faculty members. In this paper, we focus on the experiences of a Black woman in physics, Linda, to understand how her marginalized identities affected her experiences in physics during her undergraduate and graduate programs.
Session Time: Poster Session 3
Poster Number: III-26
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Lisabeth Marie Santana
University of Pittsburgh
and Co-Presenter(s)
Chandralekha Singh, University of Pittsburgh

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