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Abstract Title: Identity and Belonging: Experiences of a Black Woman Physicist
Abstract: Physics is a collaborative scientific endeavor where the community decides not only what physics is but who physicists are. This community has a set of rituals and traditions that allow those who pass and learn them to be considered a peer. These practices were forged in a fashion that traditionally excluded women, in particular women of color. However, there are women of color who managed to make part of the world of physics, either by learning the rules or breaking them, creating new ones, and contributing  to a new physics. Through storytelling, this work focuses on the trajectory of a Black woman towards the construction of her identity as a physicist and how she became part of this community.
Abstract Type: Symposium Talk
Targeted Session: Finding a Home for All of Myself: Intersectionality in Identity Formation for Women of Color in Physics

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Katemari Rosa
Columbia Teachers College