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Taylor, Elizabeth A.; Hardin, Robin; Rode, Cheryl R. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Sexual harassment and incivility in the workplace are the unwanted sexual attention and bullying of employees by their superior. There are times, however, when the roles are reversed and the superior is the target of such behavior. Contrapower harassment refers to subordinate incivility and/or sexual attention directed toward a superior. The focus…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Teacher Student Relationship, Athletics, Administrator Education
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Kelly, Bridget Turner; Segoshi, Megan; Adams, Lauren; Raines, Alyscia – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This study qualitatively examines 16 Black alumnae's college experiences from a Black feminist thought intersectional lens. Findings reveal they graduated but did not thrive in the ways described by the thriving quotient and point to ways institutions can measure success not by graduation alone but by all students leaving college with wholeness,…
Descriptors: Alumni, African American Students, Qualitative Research, Student Research
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Dortch, Deniece; Patel, Chirag – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Because little work exists on the sense of belonging focusing on just Black undergraduate women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), especially at highly selective predominantly white institutions (PWIs), this study takes a phenomenological approach to understand the lived experiences of Black undergraduate women in STEM by…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education
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Marine, Susan B.; Helfrich, Gina; Randhawa, Liam – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Women's and gender centers have provided a home for feminist activism, education, and empowerment on the college campus since the 1970s. Recently, some women's and gender centers have undertaken practices of gender inclusion--expanding their missions and programming to include cisgender men and trans* people of all genders. This exploratory study…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Females, Inclusion, Feminism
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Hirshfield, Laura Ellen – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Using participant observation and interview data, the author explores interactional styles that men and women chemists-in-training (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) use to navigate expertise within their research groups. The author finds that men are more likely than women to employ styles that feature their expertise when in group…
Descriptors: Females, Scientists, Interpersonal Communication, Interaction
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Mena, Jasmine A.; Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This study used critical ethnography to document microaggressions experienced by women Staff and Faculty of Color at a predominantly White institution of higher education. This article focuses on invisibility, a specific type of microaggression, which emerged as a prominent finding. Participant narratives explicated three manifestations of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Aggression, Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty
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Mena, Jasmine A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
The present study used critical ethnography and intersectionality theory to better understand the experiences of Women of Color (WOC) in the academy. WOC experience numerous and significant challenges in the academy that have the potential to stifle their career growth. Claiming increased acceptance and diversity in the academy without a…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Womens Studies, Ethnography, Phenomenology
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Vongalis-Macrow, Athena – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
What do a group of female leadership aspirants think about female leadership? This question and the subsequent discussion broach a sensitive topic about how women respond to female leadership and whether this differs from that of male leadership. This article investigates female leadership through the experiences of a group of female leadership…
Descriptors: Females, Leadership, Gender Differences, Leadership Styles
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Gibson, Sheree L.; Espino, Michelle M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Despite the growing research that outlines the experiences of Blacks and women undergraduates in engineering, little is known about Black women in this field. The purpose of this qualitative study was to uncover how eight Black undergraduate women in engineering understood their race and gender identities in a culture that can be oppressive to…
Descriptors: Females, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Qualitative Research
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McNeely Cobham, B. Afeni; Patton, Lori D. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
In the following study, the authors sought to understand how self-efficacy contributed to the career success of five tenured Black women faculty employed at two predominantly White institutions. Investigating the level of self-efficacy was significant in understanding the behavior, attitudes, and strategies of study participants. The findings…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, African American Teachers, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research
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Porter, Christa J.; Dean, Laura A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this preliminary, phenomenological study was to identify factors that influence identity development and meaning-making of Black undergraduate women at a predominately White institution. The goal of this research was two-fold: to share diverse experiences of Black undergraduate women in order to understand the essence of their lived…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Racial Identification, Womens Studies
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Enke, Kathryn – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
Women are underrepresented in senior-level leadership positions in higher education institutions, and their experiences are underrepresented in research about leadership and power in higher education. This qualitative study engaged women senior administrators at liberal arts colleges in the Upper Midwestern United States to better understand how…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Higher Education, College Administration, Qualitative Research
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Hart, Jeni; Lester, Jaime – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative study is to better understand how gender is constructed at a women's college. Specifically, the researchers use Judith Butler's (1990) work on performativity to frame how members of the campus community perceive transgender students are integrated into the college. Through semi-structured interviews with faculty,…
Descriptors: Single Sex Colleges, Sexual Identity, Performance, College Students