The Double-Bind: Variation in Networks at the Interaction of Race and Gender in STEM

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL21F (San Jose Convention Center)
Julia E. Melkers,Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Overgeneralizing across all underrepresented minorities can be potentially misleading, where not all members of underrepresented groups may experience the same barriers or issues in their careers. For example, women of color have been identified as doubly disadvantaged, experiencing issues of gender and racial disparities. Similarly, career advancement and outcomes differs across groups. This paper address the variation in the structure, relational aspects and resources across groups of underrepresented STEM faculty, especially regarding the intersection of race and gender. Results are based on data from more than 4,000 faculty in more than 400 academic institutions.