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Research and Scholarship

The research and scholarship featured on the Office for Diversity website advances diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity from former and current students, faculty, staff of the Texas A&M community.

Bazner, K.J., Vaid, J. & Stanley, C.A. (2020). Who is meritorious? Gendered and racialized discourse in named award descriptions in professional societies of higher education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2020.1735559

Carter-Sowell, A.R, Vaid, J., Stanley, C.A., Petitt, B., & Battle, J.S. (2019). ADVANCE scholar program: Enhancing minoritized scholars’ professional visibility. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, (38) 3, 305-327. DOI 10.1108/EDI-03-2018-0059

Chun, E.B. & Feagin, J.R. (2020). Rethinking diversity frameworks in higher education. New York: Routledge.

Means Coleman, R.R. & Lawrence, N. (2019). FIX IT BLACK JESUS: The Iconography of Christ in Good Times. Religions10(7), 410. MDPI AG. Retrieved from

Owusu, P. (2020). Spectres from the past: Slavery and the politics of history in West African and African-American literature. New York: Routledge.

Santana, E. (2020). Is white always right? Skin color and interdating among whites. Race Soc Probl. DOI: 10.1007/s12552-020-09285-1

Singer, J.N. (2019). Race, sports, and education: Improving opportunities and outcomes for black male college athletes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Stanley, C.A., Watson, K.L., Reyes, J.M., & Varela, K.S. (2019). Organizational change and the chief diversity officer: A case study of institutionalizing a diversity plan. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education12(3), 255-265.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Texas A&M University (College Station) is situated on the land of multiple Native nations, past and present. These original homelands are the territory of Indigenous peoples who were largely dispossessed and removed. We specifically acknowledge the traditional stewardship of this land by the Tonkawa, Tawakoni, Hueco, Sana, Wichita, and Coahuiltecan peoples. We pledge to support and advocate for the histories, cultures, languages, and territorial rights of historic Indigenous peoples of Texas and the Indigenous people that live here now. This statement affirms continuous Indigenous presence and rights, acknowledges the ongoing effects of settler colonization, and supports Indigenous struggles for political, legal, and cultural sovereignty.

Developed collaboratively in 2020 by the members of the Indigenous Studies Working Group, which is supported by the Glasscock Center.

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