Education, School of
Journal or Book Title
American Educational Research Journal
While much is known about how Black students negotiate and navigate undergraduate studies, there is a dearth of research on what happens when these students enter graduate school. This article presents the results of a study of 21 Black male graduate students in engineering from one highly ranked research-intensive institution. This article provides evidence of structurally racialized policies within the engineering college (e.g., admissions) and racialized and gendered interactions with peers and advisors that threaten Black males’ persistence in engineering. We argue for taking an anti-deficit approach to understanding Black males’ persistence in engineering. We conclude with implications for policy, practice, and research that could further improve the scholarship and experiences of Black males in engineering graduate programs.
Burt, Brian A.; Williams, Krystal L.; and Smith, William A., "Into the Storm: Ecological and Sociological Impediments to Black Males’ Persistence in Engineering Graduate Programs" (2018). Education Publications. 83.