Seminar: Underrepresented Identities in the Classroom: Examining Our Privileges

Underrepresented Identities in the Classroom: Examining Our Privileges

Rachel E. Tennial, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:20 PM
Odegaard 220

Rachel Tennial

Professor Tennial will discuss how her research examining aspects of identity, the influence of skin tone bias, and exploring classroom climate moved her from a theoretical understanding of the findings to an applied focus. This new perspective on her work catalyzed introspection and reflection not only on her own identities and privileges but also on the multi-faceted identities embedded in the lives of students.

Her presentation will explore how identity, identification, and skin tone bias—or colorism—relate to the real and perceived barriers that students of color face in college classroom contexts. Professor Tennial will also consider the impact of levity on classroom climate and student satisfaction.

Co-sponsored by UW Tacoma.

Seating is limited, please RSVP.

The ADVANCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH SEMINAR series highlights original research in college-level learning and instruction. Each seminar addresses the broad themes of our work as instructors, including the cognitive processes by which students learn and the classroom context in which they do so.


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