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2019 Africana Studies Lecture Series: Black Students/White Campus: Graphic Narratives from a Phenomenological Study of the Social Perceptions of African American Students

Professor Norman Barber will lecture on a qualitative research study that explored the social perceptions of African American students at a predominantly white university - how they form impressions of and make inferences about experiences that challenge their transition into the college environment. Findings suggests that the integrated dispositions that emerged from their experiences, including identity conflicts, racial microaggressions, stereotype threat, low self-esteem, cultural prejudice, internalized racism, colorism, and self- segregation, are only some of the unique predictors that significantly influence their academic and social integration. While the personal narratives that emerged in this study allowed students to tell their story in their own words, graphic illustrations provided a visual interpretation of their integrated dispositions and social perceptions.  This lecture is free and open to the public.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Multicultural Student Services Center, Hardge Auditorium
74 Lower College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

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