Looking for Participants: Understanding Mixed-Race, Ethnic Minority Young People’s Conceptualization of Belonging

Posted in Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Social Science, United Kingdom, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2022-06-21 15:49Z by Steven

Looking for Participants: Understanding Mixed-Race, Ethnic Minority Young People’s Conceptualization of Belonging

Institute of Education
University College London, London, United Kingdom
2022-06-20

Corrina Salas

I am looking to interview mixed-race, ethnic minority young British people about their conceptualisation of belonging both now and in childhood. Interviews will last about one hour!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ages 17-26
  • Living in the United Kingdom
  • Identifies as mixed- race and non-white (e.g. Black Caribbean and Asian, Black African and Latinx, etc.)
  • Willing to be interviewed

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Corrina Salas at corrina.salas.21@ucl.ac.uk or stnvc97@ucl.ac.uk.

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The Box: Looking Back At Daytime’s First Black Leading Actress Ellen Holly

Posted in Articles, Arts, Media Archive, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2022-05-13 02:04Z by Steven

The Box: Looking Back At Daytime’s First Black Leading Actress Ellen Holly

A Hot Set
2020-07-21

Hillary Lynch

ABC PHOTO ARCHIVES

Ellen Holly comes from a long line of trailblazers- her family tree includes Susan Smith McKinney Steward, the first Black woman to graduate from medical school in the state of New York (the third in the United States overall) and Sylvanus Smith, the first Black person to address Congress at the Lincoln Memorial– so it’s no surprise that she is a trailblazer herself. Her portrayal of Carla Gray on the Agnes Nixon soap opera One Life to Live marked a major moment in entertainment history, as she became the first Black leading actress in daytime television. Her inclusion on the soap was monumental, giving the daytime television viewing populace a rare opportunity to watch a Black television character in a major, meaningful role.

Carla Gray is first introduced on One Life to Live in 1968 as Carla Benari, an Italian American woman who is on the brink of a complete nervous breakdown. The cause of her mental health issue is later revealed to be from the inner conflict she faces as a light-skinned Black woman who ran away when she was young and has been passing for white ever since. The irony of the role was not lost on Holly, who referenced the fact that Black actresses avoid trying to pass for white. At the same time, this was the only role on camera that was typically awarded to light-skinned Black actresses- and even then, these roles often went to white actresses. Irony aside, Carla Gray was huge. Upon the show’s revelation that the Italian Carla Benari was actually the Black Carla Gray, ratings spiked, and it was clear that Agnes Nixon had struck television gold with her character’s unique storyline…

Read the entire article here.

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The Films of Branwen Okpako: CfP for a GSA Panel Series

Posted in Europe, Literary/Artistic Criticism, Media Archive, Politics/Public Policy, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers, Women on 2022-02-21 23:00Z by Steven

The Films of Branwen Okpako: CfP for a GSA Panel Series

DEFA Film Library

January 2022

We invite contributions for a series of panels on Branwen Okpako’s films, for the 2022 GSA conference, September 15-18, 2022. Co-sponsored by the Black German Heritage & Research Association (BGHRA) and the DEFA Film Library, these panels seek to explore the range of stories and rich imagery in the films of this groundbreaking director.

The deadline for submission is 2022-02-28.

Relevant topics might include:

  • Afro-Germanness and Afro-German creativity and artistic production;
  • Form, filmmaking, and aesthetics;
  • Postcolonial and feminist consciousness at the intersections of multiple cultural and familial
  • traditions, norms, values;
  • Regimes of the body; femininity and gender;
  • Engagement with disciplinary regimes, e.g. the police, political regimes, or language;
  • German reunification and its repercussion on discourses of racialization, positionality and representation in Europe and Germany;
  • Family his- and herstories;
  • Affiliation and belonging;
  • Political activism and self-empowerment; and
  • The reception of Branwen Okpako’s films.

For more information, click here.

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Dialogues Beyond the Master’s Map: An Invitation

Posted in Forthcoming Media, Identity Development/Psychology, Philosophy, Social Justice, Social Science, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2022-02-02 03:28Z by Steven

Dialogues Beyond the Master’s Map: An Invitation

Carlos Hoyt, Ph.D., LICSW
2022-01-08

My journey has taken me past constructions of race,
past constructions of mixed race,
and into an understanding of human difference
that does not include race as a meaningful category.
–Race and Mixed-Race: A Personal Tour, Rainier Spencer

Introduction

About ten years ago I invited people who resist the practice of racialization to talk with me about why, when, and how they arrived at a point beyond personal and social identity defined and confined by the dogma of race.

Since then, I’ve had the privilege of being able to write, talk, and teach about the implications of the non-racial worldview in a wide variety of contexts. And all along the way, I’ve heard from folks wishing to gather with others who share an anti-racialization orientation. This is an invitation to such a gathering.

If, despite being told and trained and pressured to embrace and perform a sense of identity that represents a false construct of human differences, you defy racial reduction and seek the company of others who resist racialization, please contact me. About a month from the posting of this invitation, sometime in early February, I’ll contact everyone who expressed interest with a date and time for our first gathering (via Zoom) where we’ll share perspectives and narratives of life beyond the master’s map…

To continue reading, click here.

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Seeking Black, Multiracial Women for Research Study

Posted in Media Archive, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers, Women on 2021-12-23 16:39Z by Steven

Seeking Black, Multiracial Women for Research Study

2021-12-19

Shwana Gann, Ph.D. Candidate
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Are you a Black, multiracial woman aspiring to be a senior leader? Has your employer recently implemented diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in response to the race-based social unrest of 2020?

You may be the person I am looking for!

I am searching for volunteers to participate in a recorded, confidential, hour-long 1:1 virtual Zoom interview as part of research to understand how Black, multiracial women describe the level of organizational fairness they experience in their workplace.

Your participation will be a contribution to current research about racial equity in the workplace. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone else that you think would be interested in participating. Eligible participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $50 (USD) as a thank you for their contribution.

Eligible participants:

  • are Multiracial women 18+ years of age
  • have at least one biological parent that racially identifies as Black
  • are full-time employees (working at least 30 hours/week) in a mid-level position
  • aspire to be a senior leader
  • have worked in their current organization for at least 2 years
  • work in an organization with new or renewed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in response to the racially charged social unrest following events in the spring and summer of 2020

Some examples of DEI initiatives include but are not limited to:

  • establishing or restructuring a Diversity Council or task force
  • establishing or restructuring Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) or Affinity Groups
  • hiring a dedicated DEI professional
  • publishing public statements condemning police brutality, racism, and discrimination
  • implementing DEI training
  • conducting pay and policy audits
  • conducting DEI climate assessments/employee surveys

If you would like to volunteer, follow the link here to complete the online eligibility form. For more information, contact Shawna Gann at sgann@ego.thechicagoschool.edu.

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Participants needed for study on mixed-race identity

Posted in Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, United Kingdom, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2021-10-08 20:06Z by Steven

Participants needed for study on mixed-race identity

Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2021-10-04

Heather Proctor

Do you identify as mixed-race?

If you:

  • Are aged 18-30
  • Broadly identify as mixed Black/white or mixed Asian/white
  • Were predominantly raised in the United Kingdom

Would you like to take part in an interview and focus group exploring the relationship between mixed-race identity and popular culture? Click here to participate.

If you are interested in participating and would like to know more information through an informal chat or email, then please contact me, Heather Proctor, at: h.proctor2@newcastle.ac.uk.

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Special Issue: Multiracial Identities and Experiences in/under White Supremacy

Posted in Media Archive, Social Science, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2021-08-31 02:01Z by Steven

Special Issue: Multiracial Identities and Experiences in/under White Supremacy

Social Sciences
2021-03-31
Extended Abstract Deadline: 2021-05-15
Paper Submission Deadline: 2021-10-01

Guest Editors:

Professor Dr. David L. Brunsma (brunsmad@vt.edu)
Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Dr. Jennifer Sims (jennifer.sims@uah.edu)
Sociology Department, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2021

Message from Guest Editors:

Social scientific scholarship on Multiracial experiences and processes of identity development have been the subject of social scientific scholarship for over three decades. In this Special Issue, we invite critically engaged work that focuses on exploring the experiences and identities of multiracial people in/under white supremacy. While we remain interested in research that continues to track the realities of U.S. Black/White mixed-race folks, we also encourage work that center s race and racism in traditionally under-researched mixed-race populations. We welcome work that is intersectional, transdisciplinary, and global and theoretical or empirical in nature.

For consideration, please submit extended abstracts by May 15, 2021. Please submit your abstract to special issue editors, Prof. Dr. David Brunsma and Dr. Jennifer Sims (emails above). Special issue editors will contact those whose manuscripts they wish to see submitted for consideration in the special issue, by June 1, 2021. For those accepted for consideration, paper submission will be due October 1, 2021 for preliminary review (if applicable – as some may be desk rejected).

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Seeking Participants for Study on Asian and White Multiracial Individuals

Posted in Asian Diaspora, Media Archive, Social Justice, Social Science, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2021-08-30 18:19Z by Steven

Seeking Participants for Study on Asian and White Multiracial Individuals

2021-08-29

Hephzibah V. Strmic-Pawl, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology
Manhattanville College. Purchase, New York

I am an associate professor at Manhattanville College conducting a study on how Asian and White multiracials feel about recent events related to anti-Asian discrimination.

I am looking for people to participate in a brief 28 question survey. The survey is completely anonymous (unless you choose to partake in a follow-up interview).

If you are interested in participating, please read for more details.

To participate in the study, you must meet the following requirements.

  1. You are between the ages of 18-30
  2. One of your biological parents is White and one of your biological parents is Asian.
  3. You currently or formerly identify as biracial/multiracial

Your participation in this study would be greatly appreciated. You may choose to end your participation in the study at any point without penalty.

Please take the survey here. By selecting the embedded link you are consenting to participate in the survey study

Your participation is voluntary.

If you have questions or are interested in participating, please contact me at hvsp@mville.edu.

Thanks very much,

Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl

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Critical Mixed Race Studies 6th Conference

Posted in Live Events, Media Archive, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2021-07-03 03:30Z by Steven

Critical Mixed Race Studies 6th Conference

Ancestral Futurisms: Embodying Multiracialities Past, Present, and Future
Virtual Conference
2022-02-24 through 2022-02-26
Proposals Due on: 2021-07-07


Art by Favianna Rodriguez

Please note that the abstract submission deadline has been extended until July 7th, 2021. The conference website now reflects this new date to allow for new submissions and modifications to previously submitted proposals (thanks for your patience) 😉.

To submit a proposal for the upcoming Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference to be held virtually February 24-26th, 2022 please go HERE and don’t forget to register.

Please consider becoming a sponsor of the 2022 Conference! You can also donate any amount to support CMRS. To read about how your donation helps to support CMRS and to help us in our efforts to provide more free and reduced cost programming that features the important critical works of multiracial students, scholars, artists, activists, and community members, please check out and spread the word by sharing our virtual brochure.

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Study of Multiracial Women Leading in Large Organizations

Posted in United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers, Women on 2021-06-19 21:41Z by Steven

Study of Multiracial Women Leading in Large Organizations

Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California
2021-06-19

Michele A. Richardson (marichardson@email.fielding.edu), Doctoral Student, Human Development
School of Leadership Studies

This study examines how multiracial women leaders see themselves and how that self-concept might influence their approach to navigating tensions and complexity at work.

Now Enrolling Research Participants

Are you a woman who:

  • Identifies with two distinct racial groups, with one being a minoritized racial or ethnic group (e.g., Black/African American, Latina, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous, etc.), and
  • Holds a supervisory position in a company of 5,000+ employees?

Then, consider amplifying the voices of multiracial women in the workplace by sharing the unique insights and perspectives you bring to your everyday leadership practice.

Click here to sign-up.

What will you be asked to do?

As a research participant, you will be asked to sign an Informed Consent form and respond to a brief questionnaire to capture some basic information about you. Then, we’ll schedule a confidential, 45-minute Zoom meeting to explore how your multiracial identity may potentially influence how you lead through complex situations. We’ll have some light email exchanges after our meeting, so you can expect to invest up to an hour of time total. There is no monetary compensation to participate.

About me:

About Me: I’m Michele Richardson, a doctoral candidate pursuing a multidisciplinary human development degree at Fielding Graduate University. This research is motivated by my Black/Japanese identity and desire to see notions of diverse leadership advance beyond simplified, binary categorizations of racial identity. I currently serve as a Director, Human Resources for a global veterinary diagnostic and software company.

For more information, click here.

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