Racism and Bias in Computing
This fourth lecture in the Identity & Computing Lecture Series: Understanding Racism and Bias in Computing welcomes Dr. Ebony McGee, who investigates what it means to be racially marginalized while minoritized in the context of learning and achieving in STEM higher education and in the STEM professions.
About the Identity & Computing Lecture Series: Understanding Racism and Bias in Computing:
Both computing departments and tech organizations have long struggled with creating equitable and inclusive environments for people of diverse identities. Both 2021 and 2021 highlighted the dangers of not understanding identity and its impact on computing environments as well as technology. The Identity & Computing Lecture Series features guest speakers with expertise in topics related to identity and computing.
Each event will be held live via Zoom and is open to all members of the Duke community (faculty, staff, and students).
This series is funded by the Duke Office for Faculty Advancement's Faculty Seed Grant (led by PI Dr. Nicki Washington and Co-PI Dr. Xiaowei Yang).
As an associate professor of diversity and STEM education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, I investigate what it means to be racially marginalized while minoritized in the context of learning and achieving in STEM higher education and in the STEM professions. This involves exploring the social, material, and health costs of academic achievement and problematizing traditional forms of success in higher education and employment, with an unapologetic focus on Black folk in these places and spaces.
Education is my second career; I left a career in electrical engineering to earn a PhD in mathematics education from the University of Illinois at Chicago (born and raised on the South Side of Chicago). I cofounded the Explorations in Diversifying Engineering Faculty Initiative or EDEFI (pronounced “edify”).