“No one talked to me about what it would be like to navigate a foreign country as a racial minority, as a woman of color.”

“Where are you from?”: Studying Abroad while at the Intersections between an American and Racial Minority Status

by Buffie Longmire-Avital In my previous blog, I discussed the common barriers students (including my collegiate self) encounter when considering a study abroad experience. Although, there is a growing discourse around the effective steps to address these barriers, discussion about …







Creating more opportunities for Historically Underrepresented Minority Students (HURMS) is social justice work. However, simply populating your lab or work group with students who identify as HURMS is not sufficient... Five Critical Race Theory (CRT) tenets ... are beneficial for all students and teacher-scholars.

Using Critical Race Theory to Craft Undergraduate Research Experiences

by Buffie Longmire-Avital Nineteen years ago I was in the middle of my first year serving as head resident advisor (HRA) to an almost entirely first year residence hall. As the HRA I was responsible for organizing and providing monthly professional …


Freshman Mory Diakite engages in a thoughtful conversation with Damion Blake, assistant professor of political science and policy studies, during "The Black Man in America" class.

The Art of Crafting a Mentored CURE

by Buffie Longmire-Avital In my last post, I argued that course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) can be a stepping stone for a student’s path toward mentored undergraduate research, but to yield equitable impact for historically underrepresented minority students (HURMS), CUREs must …