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Course Readings Guide

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King, A. S., Moore, K. R., & Edlin, A. H. (2017). Drawing Strategies for Communication Planning : A Rationale and Exemplar of the Geometric Page Form ( GPF ) Approach. Communication Design Quarterly.

Kleinman, S., & Ezzell, M. (2003). The King’s English: A Campus Fable. In M. S. Kimmel & A. Ferber (Eds.), Privilege (2nd ed., pp. 173–180). New York, NY: Routledge.  

Pinsker, J. (2018). The Problem with “Hey Guys.”

PODCAST: “MEN” episode 1: Dick Move. Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

Lichtenstein, G., Chen, H. L., Smith, K. A., & Maldonado, T. A. (2014). Retention and persistence of women and minorities along the engineering pathway in the United States. In A. Johri & B.M. Olds (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of engineering education research (pp. 311–334). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Tonso, K. L. (2014). Engineering Identity. In A. Johri & B. M. Olds (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of engineering education research (pp. 267–282). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

NEW: Lee, Walter (2019) “Pipelines, pathways, and ecosystems: An argument for participation paradigms.” Journal of Engineering Education 108, 8-12. DOI: 10.1002/jee.20241

Pawley, A. L. (2017). “Shifting the “Default”: The Case for Making Diversity the Expected Condition for Engineering Education and Making Whiteness and Maleness Visible.” Journal of Engineering Education, 106(4) 1-3.

PODCAST: “Seeing White” Episode 1: Turning the Lens. Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

Hill Collins, P., & Bilge, S. (2016). Intersectionality. Malden, MA: Polity.  Chapters 1 and 2.

Foor, C. E., Walden, S. E., & Trytten, D. A. (2007). “’I wish that I belonged more in this whole engineering group:’ Achieving individual diversity.” Journal of Engineering Education96(2), 103–115. 

PODCAST: “Seeing White” episode 4

Hill Collins, P., & Bilge, S. (2016). Intersectionality. Malden, MA: Polity.  Chapters 3-5.

Bruning, M., J. Bystydzienski, and M. Eisenhart. (2015) “Intersectionality as a framework for understanding diverse young women’s commitment to engineering.” Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. 21(1), 1-26. 

PODCAST: “MEN” Episode 4: Feminism in Black and White. Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

Hill Collins, P., & Bilge, S. (2016). Intersectionality. Malden, MA: Polity.  Chapter 7.

Riley, D., Slaton, A. E., & Pawley, A. L. (2014). Social justice and inclusion: Women and minorities in engineering. In A. Johri & B. M. Olds (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of engineering education research (pp. 335–356). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Cho, Sumi, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, and Leslie McCall (2013) “Toward a Field of Intersectionality Studies: Theory, Application, and Praxis.” Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society 38(4) 785-810

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 6 (40 mins) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.​

Zussman, R. (1984). The Middle Levels: Engineers and the “Working Middle Class.” Politics & Society, 13(3), 217–237.

Wallace, R. A., & Wolf, A. (1998). Contemporary Sociological Theory: Expanding the Classical Tradition (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.  Chapter 3.

Martin, J. P., Simmons, D. R., & Yu, S. L. (2013). The Role of Social Capital in the Experiences of Hispanic Women Engineering Majors. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(2), 227–243.

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 7 (16 min) and 8 (45 min) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.​

Omi, M., & Winant, H. (1994). Racial formation in the United States: from the 1960s to the 1990s. New York: Routledge.  Chapters 1, 2, 4. 

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 9 (30 min) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.​

Connell, R. (2009). Gender. London: Polity Press.  Chapters 1, 4, 5, 7.

Week 9: Contemporary theories: feminist theories

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 10 (40 min) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

Mayberry, M. (1998). Reproductive and resistant pedagogies: The comparative roles of collaborative learning and feminist pedagogy in science education. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 35(4), 443–459.​

Beddoes, K., & Borrego, M. (2011). Feminist Theory in Three Engineering Education Journals. Journal of Engineering Education, 100(2), 281–303.

Barton, A. C. (1998). Feminist Science Education. Athene Series. New York: Teachers College Press.  Chapter 1.

Week 10: Contemporary theories: critical race theory

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 11 (45) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.​

Delgado, R., & Stefancic, J. (2012). Critical race theory an introduction (Second ed., Critical America). New York: New York University Press.​

Pawley, A. L., Mejia, J. A., & Revelo, R. A. (2018). Translating theory on color-blind racism to an engineering education context: illustrations from engineering education. In American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Salt Lake City, UT.

Week 11: Contemporary theories: whiteness

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 13 (47 mins) and 14 (44 mins). Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

Zuberi, T., & Bonilla-Silva, E. (2008). White Logic, White Methods : Racism and Methodology. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.  Chapter TBA.

Nichole M. Garcia, Nancy López & Verónica N. Vélez (2018) QuantCrit: rectifying quantitative methods through critical race theory, Race Ethnicity and Education, 21:2, 149-157, 

Zuberi, T., Bonilla-Silva, T., & Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. (2008). White logic, white methods : Racism and methodology. Chapter 5: Paul Holland’s “Causation and Race”.

Contemporary theories: masculinity

Potentially: “Men” Podcast episode TBA. Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

Connell, R. W., & Messerschmidt, J. W. (2005). Hegemonic masculinity rethinking the concept. Gender and Society, 19(6), 829–859.

U. M. Akpanudo, J. L. Huff, J. K. Williams and A. Godwin, "Hidden in plain sight: Masculine social norms in engineering education," 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Indianapolis, IN, 2017, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2017.8190515

Week 12: Contemporary theories: queer and crip theories

McRuer, R. (2006). Crip theory: cultural signs of queerness and disability. NYU Press.  Chapter 1: “Coming Out Crip”

Cech, E. A., & Waidzunas, T. J. (2011). Navigating the heteronormativity of engineering: the experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students. Engineering Studies, 3(1), 1–24.

Optional: Slaton, A. E., & Pawley, A. L. (2015). The power and politics of STEM research design: Saving the “Small N.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (Vol. 122nd ASEE). Seattle, WA.  Alternatively – ES version to come soon.

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