LIVE: "The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”: Ten Critical Lessons for Black and Other Health Equity Researchers of Color
Includes a Live Event on 09/28/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Building on the foundation of my article, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”: Ten Critical Lessons for Black and Other Health Equity Researchers of Color published in Health Education and Behavior in June 2021, this interactive webinar is designed to engage critical health equity scholars in a discussion about the risks, challenges, and strategies for success at their academic institutions in general, and at predominantly White institutions (PWI) in particular.
1. Discuss additional critical lessons that should have made the list.
2. Engage with the question of whether it is possible to be transformative within PWI and other structures that were not designed for transformative change; in short, to paraphrase Stevie Wonder, “can you be in it, but not of it?”
3. Consider social-structural solutions to diversity, equity, and inclusion that PWI can adopt to meaningfully support faculty of color, particularly those who do critical health equity research.
4. Describe at least three strategies and resources for social support, mentorship, self-care, and thriving despite the challenges. (Area 7.5.2)
Lisa Bowleg, PhD, MA
The George Washington University
Lisa Bowleg is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at GW. She holds a BS in Psychology from Georgetown University, an MA in Public Policy with a concentration in Women’s Studies, and a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from GW. She is a leading scholar of intersectionality in behavioral and social science research, and for almost 20 years her qualitative and mixed methods research has examined: (1) the effects of masculinity and social-structural context on Black men’s sexual HIV risk and protective behaviors; and (2) Black lesbian, gay, and bisexual people’s experiences with stress and resilience (see current projects listed below). Her work has been published in many high-impact journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Health Psychology, and AIDS and Behavior.
Dr. Bowleg is an editorial board member of several journals, including the Archives of Sexual Behavior, Journal of Sex Research, and LGBT Health. She is a member of the District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR) and the incoming Director of the DC CFAR's Social and Behavioral Sciences Core. Her awards include the 2014 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Psychology and AIDS.