Intersectionality in STEM at HBCU's

Dr. Dickens will lead research in conducting intersectional research of HBCU STEM students through the Analytic Hub. Broadly, this research will explore psychosocial factors that impact academic success among HBCU STEM students. Specifically, examining experiences related to the intersectional identity of HBCU students and how it influences both their science identity and academic performance. This work will add knowledge concerning the unique experiences of Black students majoring in STEM at HBCUs, from an intersectionality perspective. This work will also help in the effort to broaden participation in STEM across HBCUs.

  • Danielle Dickens, Ph.D. - PI
  • Research Team at Spelman College

Jones, M., Womack, V., Jérémie-Brink, G., & Dickens, D. (2021). Gendered Racism and Mental Health among Young Adult US Black Women: The Moderating Roles of Gendered Racial Identity Centrality and Identity Shifting. Sex Roles, 1-11.


Hall, N. & Dickens, D. (2020). Invited submission. Celebrating and Supporting Black Women in Physics: Creating a Culture of Inclusivity. APS Physics Gazette Newsletter.


Dickens, D., Jones, M., & Hall, N. (2020). Being a Token Black Female Faculty Member in Physics: Exploring Research on Gendered Racism, Identity Shifting as a Coping Strategy, and Inclusivity in Physics. The Physics Teacher, 58(5), 335-337.


Dickens, D. & Womack, V. (2020). Unapologetic Millennial Black Women: Authenticity at work as a form of resistance. In K. Thomas (Eds.), Diversity and Resistance

Dickens, D., Womack, V. Y., & *Dimes, T. (2019). Managing hypervisibility: An exploration of theory and research on identity shifting strategies in the workplace among Black women. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 113, 153-163.


Dickens, D. & Chavez, E. (2018). Navigating the workplace: Compromising the costs and benefits of shifting identities among early career Black women at work, Sex Roles,78(11-12), 760-774.


Carter-Sowell A.R., Dickens, D., Miller, G,H., Zimmerman, C.A. (2016). Present but not accounted for:  Examining how intersectional identities create a double bind for and affect leadership of women of color in educational settings. In B. Irby & B. Polnick (Eds.), Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Workforce. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.