University of Connecticut

Signatory: Dr. Shayla C. Nunnally, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & Africana Studies Institute

Joined: November 2015

Contact: Dr. Shayla C. Nunnally, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & Africana Studies Institute

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The initiative has funded 12 research projects and 16 scholars, who comprise UCONN faculty, graduate students, an undergraduate, and practitioners; supported two postdoctoral scholars; developed two new undergraduate courses on current issues of race and gender; will support research workshops for all participants to shore up the research community; will present lectures and programs for the University community; and will feature a culminating research symposium in Spring 2017.

With funding from The Collaborative, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Neag School of Education, the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, and the School of Social Work are working on two topics related to women and girls of color: environment and public health issues, and STEM pipeline issues.

UCONN will additionally:

  • promote and sponsor leadership development programs among collegiate women of color;
  • support public education programs to promote STEM and research among girls; and
  • host community for a related to environment and public health issues.

“We want to address [the] knowledge gap on issues of women and girls of color. Through this initiative, UConn is engaging at all levels: undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, junior scholar, and senior scholar.”

Shayla C. Nunnally, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & Africana Studies Institute