Empowering Minoritized Students, Researchers, Employees (especially Faculty), Administrators & Entrepreneurs in the Engineering and Computing Ecosystem
Explorations in Diversifying Engineering Faculty Initiative
EDEFI mission is to investigate the institutional, technical, social, and cultural factors that affect decision-making, career choices, and career satisfaction for engineering and computing doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and other employees, and entrepreneurs who have been marginalized by race and/or gender, with an unapologetic focus on Black folks in those spaces.
Black, Brown, Bruised tells the whole story. Most scholarship on STEM Access narrowly focuses on test performance, as if the result were without a cause. Dr, McGee’s brilliant narrative weaves together research on psychology, education, learning sciences, and science to warn us of the critical mistake STEM makes by reimaging an exclusionary space. This timely and visionary book takes one-of-a-kind exploration into the intersectional forces that impede the progress of STEM.
– Bryan A. Brown, Professor of teacher education, Stanford University
"McGee uses a phenomenological approach: her arguments pivot (better, come alive) by focusing on individuals’ lived experiences. Among these are racial microaggressions, for example, “looks of disbelief when URM students walk into an advanced math class” or having their comments ignored in group work."
Nathan M Greenfield
Courageous self-examination and radical STEM overhaul”: Fostering a racially just STEM education through Black, Brown, Bruised
Terrell R. Morton
"I would recommend this book to anyone in academia who may not already be interested or engaged in the Black Lives Matter movement. Black, Brown, Bruised highlights the plights and detrimental stresses that minority groups have to face on a daily basis that others might not be aware of"
"She offers a critical analysis of racism in STEM education that examines and challenges traditional notions of academic success” for URMs at Historically White institutions."