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Narratives of the double bind: Intersectionality in life stories of women of color in physics, astrophysics and astronomy
written by Lily T. Ko, Rachel R. Kachchaf, Maria Ong, and Apriel K. Hodari
This paper presents themes on the life stories of women of color in physics, astrophysics and astronomy. Drawing from our NSF-sponsored project, Beyond the Double Bind: Women of Color in STEM, we share findings from 10 interviews and 41 extant texts (about 23 women in varied life stages). Employing intersectionality theory and narrative analysis, our study contributes a critical analysis of how the intersection of gender and race affects performance, identity, persistence and overall career and education experiences in the physical sciences. Our findings both support existing literature on women of color in STEM, as well as bring to light two major, emergent issues: the importance of activism, and school/work-life balance. This research will add to the knowledge base about strategies for retaining women of color--widely considered an untapped source of domestic talent that could fill the country's scientific workforce needs.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 222-225
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Education Foundations
- Sample Population
= Gender: Female
= Race: African-American
= Race: Asian
= Race: Latino
- Societal Issues
= Cultural Issues
= Gender Issues
Education Practices
- Careers
- Recruitment
- Professional Development
- Reference Material
= Research study
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789692
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789692
NSF Number:
0909762
PACSs:
01.60+q
01.85+f
01.75+m
Keywords:
PERC 2012, Women of color
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L. Ko, R. Kachchaf, M. Ong, and A. Hodari, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12818&DocID=3351).
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L. Ko, R. Kachchaf, M. Ong, and A. Hodari, Narratives of the double bind: Intersectionality in life stories of women of color in physics, astrophysics and astronomy, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12818&DocID=3351>.
APA Format
Ko, L., Kachchaf, R., Ong, M., & Hodari, A. (2012, August 1-2). Narratives of the double bind: Intersectionality in life stories of women of color in physics, astrophysics and astronomy. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12818&DocID=3351
Chicago Format
Ko, L, R. Kachchaf, M. Ong, and A. Hodari. "Narratives of the double bind: Intersectionality in life stories of women of color in physics, astrophysics and astronomy." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12818&DocID=3351 (accessed 13 December 2017).
MLA Format
Ko, Lily, Rachel Kachchaf, Maria Ong, and Apriel Hodari. "Narratives of the double bind: Intersectionality in life stories of women of color in physics, astrophysics and astronomy." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 222-225 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 13 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12818&DocID=3351>.
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