Native American Women in Computing and Technology (WOCCC Sr. Fellowship)

This fellowship will result in two case studies that explore the persistence of Native American women in computing and technology higher education.

Lead Staff:
Mia Ong

Summary

This project applies frameworks of Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality Theory, Community Cultural Wealth, and Situating Giving Back to examine two case studies from the Computing Beyond the Double Bind dataset (CBDB-CNS-11451341) to explore the persistence of Native American women in computing and technology higher education.

Research Activity

This project answers the following two research questions:

  • What factors support Native American women to persist and complete degrees in higher education computing and technology education?
  • In what ways does intersectionality play a role in their experiences?

Impact

This project will result in two case studies that will inform the work of:

  • Institutions; computing & technology departments
  • Funding organizations
  • STEM education scholars
  • STEM organizations that serve Native students, women, and women of color
  • Native American women