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Diversifying STEM: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Race and Gender
edited by Ebony O. McGee and William H. Robinson
contributions by Sara Rezvi, Victoria F Trinder, Danny Bernard Martin, Jomo W Mutegi, Dorinda J. Carter Andrews, Dara Naphan-Kingery, Stacey Houston II, Gabriela León-Pérez, H. Richard Milner IV, Abiola Farinde-Wu, Christopher C. Jett, Julius Davis, Lindsay Brown, Alissa M Manolescu, Laura Provolt, Aspen Robinson, Kecia M. Thomas, Ebony O. McGee, William H. Robinson, Lorenzo DuBois Baber, Robbin Chapman, Monica F Cox, Krystal Madden and Priscila Pereira
Rutgers University Press, 2020
Cloth: 978-1-9788-0568-2 | Paper: 978-1-9788-0567-5 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-0570-5
Library of Congress Classification Q181.D525 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 507.12

2020 Choice​ Outstanding Academic Title

Research frequently neglects the important ways that race and gender intersect within the complex structural dynamics of STEM. Diversifying STEM fills this void, bringing together a wide array of perspectives and the voices of a number of multidisciplinary scholars. The essays cover three main areas: the widely-held ideology that science and mathematics are “value-free,” which promotes pedagogies of colorblindness in the classroom as well as an avoidance of discussions around using mathematics and science to promote social justice; how male and female students of color experience the intersection of racist and sexist structures that lead to general underrepresentation and marginalization; and recognizing that although there are no quick fixes, there exists evidence-based research suggesting concrete ways of doing a better job of including individuals of color in STEM. As a whole this volume will allow practitioners, teachers, students, faculty, and professionals to reimagine STEM across a variety of educational paradigms, perspectives, and disciplines, which is critical in finding solutions that broaden the participation of historically underrepresented groups within the STEM disciplines. 
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