WGST Faculty Affiliate Dr. Yolanda Niemann publishes article on tokenism in higher ed | Women's & Gender Studies

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January 18, 2017

WGST Faculty Affiliate Dr. Yolanda Niemann publishes article on tokenism in higher ed

Women's & Gender Studies Faculty Affiliate and Professor of Psychology, Dr. Yolanda Flores Niemann, recently published an article in Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice. Her most prominent research areas include the effects and social ecological contexts of stereotypes, especially in academia, and the psychological effects of tokenism. In the essay, "The Social Ecology of Tokenism in Higher Education," Dr. Niemann presents a theory which posits that "the structural social ecology of higher education is the foundation for the creation and maintenance of tokenism for faculty of color who work in predominantly white institutions." You can read more by downloading a copy of the essay below.