Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Voices in Higher Education Symposium: Workshop
"Implicit Biases and Microaggressions in U.S. College Settings: Applying a C.H.A.NG.E. Approach to Communication with AAPI and “Immigrant” Women Faculty"
The purpose of this workshop is to expand participants’ understanding of what implicit biases and microaggressions are, how they manifest in academic spaces, and how to address microaggressions and improve communication with AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) and “immigrant” women faculty. Specifically, this workshop focuses on the particular ways in which AAPI folks and “immigrant” women become targets for microaggressions on college campuses and offers a C.H.A.N.G.E approach to promote more inclusive communication practices. We place the term “immigrant” in quotation marks intentionally and strategically to be inclusive of varying immigrations statuses: F-1 student visas, H1B work permit holders, green card holders, and naturalized U.S. citizens. Based on our own research (Chen, 2014, 2018, 2020; Chen & Lawless, 2016, 2018; Lawless & Chen, 2015, 2017; Lawless, 2018), we offer some tips, tools, and recommendations.
Asian Studies and Asian American Experiences Research Cluster
Chen, Yea-Wen and Lawless, Brandi, "Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Voices in Higher Education Symposium: Workshop" (2023). Recordings. 5.
Co-Sponsors: SMU Women and LGBT Center and Women and Gender Studies Program.