Learn more about the following issues relevant to the graduate student experience, and reference them in meetings, discussions, and reports.
- Brown, Nicole and Leigh, Jennifer S (2018). Ableism in Academia: Where are the disabled and ill academics? Disability and Society, 33 (6).
- Dolmage, J. T. (2017). Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education. University of Michigan Press.
- Hannam-Swain, S. (2018). The additional labour of a disabled PhD student. Disability & Society, 33(1), 138-142.
Ethnic and Racial Minorities
- Chavous, T. M., Rivas-Drake, D., Smalls, C., Griffin, T., & Cogburn, C. (2008). Gender matters, too: The influences of school racial discrimination and racial identity on academic engagement outcomes among African American adolescents. Developmental psychology, 44(3), 637.
- Makarova, E., & Birman, D. (2015). Cultural transition and academic achievement of students from ethnic minority backgrounds: a content analysis of empirical research on acculturation. Educational Research, 57(3), 305-330.
- Schmader, T., Major, B., & Gramzow, R. H. (2001). Coping with ethnic stereotypes in the academic domain: Perceived injustice and psychological disengagement. Journal of Social Issues, 57(1), 93-111.
- Solorzano, D., Ceja, M., & Yosso, T. (2000). Critical race theory, racial microaggressions, and campus racial climate: The experiences of African American college students. Journal of Negro Education, 60-73.
- Uma-Taylor, A. J. (2016). A post-racial society in which ethnic-racial discrimination still exists and has significant consequences for youths adjustment. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25(2), 111-118.
First-Generation College/Graduate Students
- Seay, S.E., Lifton, D.E., Wuensch, K.L., Bradshaw, L.K. and McDowelle, J.O., 2008. First-generation graduate students and attrition risks. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 56(3), pp.11-25.
- Spiegler, T. and Bednarek, A., 2013. First-generation students: what we ask, what we know and what it means: an international review of the state of research. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 23(4), pp.318-337.
- Tate, K.A., Fouad, N.A., Marks, L.R., Young, G., Guzman, E. and Williams, E.G., 2015. Underrepresented first-generation, low-income college students pursuit of a graduate education: Investigating the influence of self-efficacy, coping efficacy, and family influence. Journal of Career Assessment, 23(3), pp.427-441.
- Hanassab, S. (2006). Diversity, international students, and perceived discrimination: Implications for educators and counselors. Journal of Studies in International Education, 10(2), 157-172.
- Lee, J. J., & Rice, C. (2007). Welcome to America? International student perceptions of discrimination. Higher education, 53(3), 381-409.
- Poyrazli, S., & Grahame, K. M. (2007). Barriers to adjustment: Needs of international students within a semi-urban campus community. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 34(1), 28.
- Poyrazli, S., & Lopez, M. D. (2007). An exploratory study of perceived discrimination and homesickness: A comparison of international students and American students. The Journal of Psychology, 141(3), 263-280.
- Wadsworth, B. C., Hecht, M. L., & Jung, E. (2008). The role of identity gaps, discrimination, and acculturation in international students educational satisfaction in American classrooms. Communication Education, 57(1), 64-87.
- Yeh, C. J., & Inose, M. (2003). International students' reported English fluency, social support satisfaction, and social connectedness as predictors of acculturative stress. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 16(1), 15-28.
- Bilimoria, D., & Stewart, A. J. (2009). "Don't ask, don't tell": The academic climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender faculty in science and engineering. NWSA Journal, 85-103.
- Schneider, M. S., & Dimito, A. (2010). Factors influencing the career and academic choices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Journal of Homosexuality, 57(10), 1355-1369.https://escholarship.org/uc/item/03m1g5sg
- Sears, B., & Mallory, C. (2011). Documented evidence of employment discrimination & its effects on LGBT people.
- Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering. Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.
- Bagilhole, B. (2017). Being different is a very difficult row to hoe: Survival strategies of women academics. In Changing the Subject (pp. 15-28). Taylor & Francis.
- Baker, Maureen. 2009. Perpetuating the Academic Gender Gap. Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice 34 (1): 3747.
- Bennion, Elizabeth A. 2004. The Importance of Peer Mentoring for Facilitating Professional and Personal Development. PS: Political Science and Politics 37 (01): 11113.
- Blau, Francine D, Janet M Currie, Rachel T. A Croson, and Donna K Ginther. 2010. Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized Trial. American Economic Review 100 (2): 34852. doi:10.1257/aer.100.2.348.
- Kay, Katty, and Claire Shipman. 2014. The Confidence Gap. The Atlantic, May 2014.
- Shames, S., & Wise, T. (2017). Gender, Diversity, and Methods in Political Science: A Theory of Selection and Survival Biases. PS: Political Science & Politics, 50(3), 811-823.
- Teele, D., & Thelen, K. (2017). Gender in the Journals: Publication Patterns in Political Science. PS: Political Science & Politics, 50(2), 433-447.
- Gardner, S. K. (2008). Fitting the mold of graduate school: A qualitative study of socialization in doctoral education. Innovative Higher Education, 33(2), 125-138. : Results highlighted a disparate experience for women, students of color, students with families, part-time students, and older students.