Paris D. Wicker, Ph.D.

Higher Education Researcher & Comtemplative

Health Profiles of Black Women on the Tenure Track and Beyond. Private Investigators: Dr. Bridget Goosby, (University of Texas, Austin) and Dr. Rachelle Winkle-Wagner (University of Wisconsin- Madison).

Project Description: This mixed-methods study examines whether and how African American and Black women’s experiences in tenure-track positions in higher education affect their health. I (along with a team) am conducting and analyzing qualitative semi-structured interviews (N=54) with Black women faculty to explore the health and racial stress they experience as academics in higher education. Qualitative data will be integrated with survey and biomarker data to show how higher education shapes the health and well-being of Black women faculty, as well as how they cope, resist, and reclaim these spaces. I will also analyze social network data as part of a forthcoming mixed-methods paper on the social networks of Black women academics 

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