Authentically me: Examining expectations of Black women in college
Kalmanovitz School of Education
Publication / Conference / Sponsorship
American Education Research Journal
Through analyzing critical life stories with Black alumnae from predominantly White institutions, this article offers a narrative, in-depth approach to explore the ways in which alumnae managed and resisted expectations and stereotypes that were placed upon them by peers, faculty, and staff during college. Findings suggested that participants grappled with assumptions of who they should be as Black college women. As they resisted stereotypes and expectations, they crafted unique pathways toward asserting their authentic selves. The findings emphasize heterogeneity among Black women and the need for varied support structures in educational institutions.
Education | Leadership Studies
Winkle-Wagner, R., Kelly, B. T. Luedke, C. L., Reavis, T. B. (2018). Authentically me: Examining expectations of Black women in college. American Education Research Journal, 56(2), 407-433. https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831218798326
Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle; Kelly, Bridget Turner; Luedke, Courtney L.; and Reavis, Tangela Blakely. Authentically me: Examining expectations of Black women in college (2018). American Education Research Journal. 56 (2), 407-443. 10.3102/0002831218798326 [article]. https://digitalcommons.stmarys-ca.edu/school-education-faculty-works/1821