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ENE 69500: Race, Class, and Gender in Engineering Education

This guide includes information and resources helpful for students taking the ENE 695 course.

Course Readings Guide

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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 Education,96(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

PODCAST: “Seeing White” Podcast episode 5: Little War on the Prairie, 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.

Major,Justin (2019). “Class- and Citizen-passing in Engineering: How Nando succeeded by hiding in plain sight.” Frontiers in Education Proceedings, Cincinnati OH Oct 16-19.

PODCAST: “Seeing White” episode 2: How Race Was Made. 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.

PODCAST: “Seeing White” episode 8: Skulls and Skin. Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

Delgado, R. and Stefancic J. (2017)Critical race theory: an introduction. 3rd edition. New York, NY: NYU Press.Chapters 1, 5.

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.

PODCAST: “MEN” episode 2: Ain’t No Amoeba. Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

Connell, Raewyn and Rebecca Pearse. 2015.Gender: In World Perspective(2nd ed). Cambridge, Polity Press. Chapters 1, 4, 5, 7.

PODCAST: “MEN” episode 3: Skeleton War Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

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

Oakley, Ann. (1998). “Gender, methodology, and people’s ways of knowing: Some problems with feminism and the paradigm debate in social science.”Sociology 32(4) 707-731.

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

PODCAST:“MEN” episode 10: The Juggernaut. 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

PODCAST: “Seeing White” episode 6: That’s Not Us So We’re Clean. Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

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

Major, J. and A. Godwin. (2019) “WIP: An intersectional conceptual framework for understanding how to measure socioeconomic inequality in engineering education.” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, FL.

NEW: Alejandro Covarrubias, Pedro E. Nava, Argelia Lara, Rebeca Burciaga, Verónica N. Vélez amp; Daniel G. Solorzano (2018) Critical race quantitative intersections: a testimonio analysis, Race Ethnicity and Education, 21:2, 253-273, DOI: 10.1080/13613324.2017.1377412

NEW: McCall, Leslie (2005) “The complexity of intersectionality.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 30(3) 1771-1800.

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.