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A Worthy Burden: Reflections on the Journey of a STEM Professor of Color in Higher Education

A Worthy Burden: Reflections on the Journey of a STEM Professor of Color in Higher Education
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Author(s): Bryan Dewsbury (University of Rhode Island, USA)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 15
Source title: Social Justice and Putting Theory Into Practice in Schools and Communities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Susan Trostle Brand (University of Rhode Island, USA) and Lori E. Ciccomascolo (University of Rhode Island, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9434-5.ch003

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Abstract

The author's path toward the STEM professoriate has been dotted by contingencies tied to his intersecting social identities. In this chapter, he shares the journey and the lessons in the hope that it provides the reader a nuanced picture of how STEM pathways may unfold for those from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

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