Crystal City, Virginia
April 29, 2018
April 29, 2018
May 2, 2018
Diversity and Race/Ethnicity
I am a black man currently studying as a fourth-year doctoral student in an Engineering Education Program.I am a community-engaged scholar operating from a critical research perspective, primarily focused on out-of-school educational experiences for black youth.
I am a woman with a multiracial heritage descending from Indigenous tribes in the United States, enslaved ancestors from Africa and the Caribbean, and European immigrants. I live within the intersections of life as an athlete, engineering, researcher, and mom. These intersections that I navigate daily are at the core of my research interests.
I am an American woman of African Decent with deep roots in Detroit and Native Cultures. I am an artist by passion and industrial engineer by trade. I conduct research on and within the cultures I am a part of (Marginalized peoples, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs).
I am straight, white male who completed a Mechanical Engineering degree. Having participated in engineering education as a member of the dominant culture, I saw opportunities where we could change the culture and be more inclusive and welcoming of diverse perspectives and people.
I am an Indian woman who is living abroad. Having moved between several social groups, cities, and countries since I was a child, I know what it is like to feel like an outsider. With my work, I strive to empower people to find home wherever they find themselves.
In this paper we present autoethnographic work as a culmination of our personal narratives, to answer the question of how researchers from diverse backgrounds conduct research in issues pertaining to diversity in engineering education. Excerpts from these narratives that begin uncovering our identities and positionality are presented above. This work is situated in the understanding that research in diversity, the intentions behind it, and the people conducting it, are not identical.
Hira, A., & Beebe, C., & Holly, J., & Maxey, K. R., & Hynes, M. M. (2018, April), Researching Diversity from Multiple, Diverse Perspectives Paper presented at 2018 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, Virginia. https://peer.asee.org/29573
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