home - login - register

PERC 2022 Abstract Detail Page

Previous Page  |  New Search  |  Browse All

Abstract Title: White male physicists sense-making around equity in STEM
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: While the majority of white men in physics value racial and gender equity, they frequently engage in patterns of thought, speech, and action that undermine these values. We use data from two studies to highlight some of these patterns. One study is based on a large survey of faculty (n=1023) and one based on intensive interviews of white male faculty and graduate students (n=27). Identifying and naming these patterns can help researchers, advocates and white men become aware of these patterns and work to address them. For example, they view inequity as happening outside their sphere of influence, minimize its impacts, and show little understanding of the experiences of those around them of different demographics.
Session Time: Poster Session 3
Poster Number: III-80

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Melissa Dancy
University of Colorado at Boulder (UC)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Melissa Dancy, Apriel Hodari, Charles Henderson, Naneh Apkarin, Estrella Johnson