On today’s episode, I speak with Dr. Robin Paige about the potential impact of stereotype threat inside and outside of our classrooms.
Guest: Robin Paige
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Robin Paige received her doctorate in Development Sociology from Cornell University in 2008. Her research focuses on gender, migration, and alternative food-systems in the US and Mexico. Her current research is a qualitative study of women who remain behind when their husbands migrate from Mexico to the US and the social and emotional consequences for women during long periods of family separation. She came to Rice University in 2012 as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology where she taught courses on gender, globalization, and the sociology of food and the environment. Since 2013 Robin has been the Head Resident Fellow at Lovett College where she plays a central role in the social, cultural, and academic life of the college.
When dealing with stereotypes, one of the things we can do on our campuses or in our classrooms is create a space of accountability but without saying “You’re a bad person for thinking that.”
Academic Paper by Claude Steele and Joshua Aronson: Stereotype Threat and the Intellectual Test Performance of African Americans
Podcast: This American Life episode 573: Status Update
Book: Between the World and Me* by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Course: 5 days to your best year ever course with Michael Hyatt*
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