We are writing to invite people of color to participate in our research project exploring the academic job market experiences of cisgender and transgender women of color and nonbinary femmes/people of color who attended graduate school and/or applied for jobs within the United States in the last five years (since the 2013-2014 school year). We are also interested in people who are entering the job market this year (2018-2019). We are particularly interested in any experiences of microaggressions and how cisgender and transgender women of color and non-binary femmes/people of color prepared for, and coped with, being on the job market.
Several studies have addressed the microaggressions and marginalized positions of women and people of color in academia, primarily as enrolled graduate students or employed full-time faculty. We hope to discover more details about the experiences of people of color seeking academic positions and what kinds of networks/knowledge are produced in order to better facilitate success and professionalization on the job market.
Participation in our study consists of completing a survey and circulating this survey to colleagues of color who may be in our target population (we would like to hear from people in as many disciplines as possible). If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact the researchers:
Dr. Shantel G. Buggs (850-645-1730, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Apryl A. Williams (570-372-4758, email@example.com)
Job, fellowship, and CFP listings are services that are offered by the American Studies Association to support its members in exploring professional opportunities in American studies. Any questions should be directed to the program, department, or center that has posted the opportunity.