Virtual Visiting Scholars

Analyzing existing research and data to offer new insights and applications to the broader community

Hendricks_Sturrup Circle

Rodica Lisnic, PhD

Rodica is a Sociologist with over 6 years of teaching and research experience. She currently teaches at the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Originally from Moldova, Rodica has found another home in Arkansas. Rodica has a bachelor’s in Law Studies from Romania, a master’s degree in Sociology and an interdisciplinary PhD degree in Public Policy from the University of Arkansas. Her research focus is on investigating gender and race inequality, institutional policies, and practices in the context of higher education institutions.

Strategies of Persistence among Women of Color in STEM: A Meta-Ethnography of Qualitative Findings
The purpose of this project is the explorative compilation of persistence strategies women of color in STEM use to navigate the tenure and promotion processes. This study focuses on intersectional, and inter-ethnic differences in persistence strategies by analyzing and interpreting findings from literature about how Black, Asian, Latina, and Indigenous women faculty persist despite systemic barriers in STEM fields. The findings will be interpreted through the prisms of gendered and racialized organizations, and intersectionality frameworks. Meta-ethnography will be used as a methodological tool to analyze 46 publications collected through the Systematic Literature Review (SLR) protocol covering 14 bibliographic databases representing various disciplines. The analytical interpretation of the findings will subsequently guide formulation of policy recommendations to assist higher education institutions in attracting and retaining women of color faculty in STEM fields.

Association for Women in Science
National Science Foundation
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Funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program, Awards HRD-2121468 and HRD-1740860, the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network seeks to achieve gender equity for faculty in higher education science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. As the STEM equity brain trust, the ARC Network recognizes the achievements made so far while producing new perspectives, methods and interventions with an intersectional, intentional and inclusive lens. The leading champion in North America to propel the inclusion of women in the field of engineering, the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), serves as the backbone organization of the ARC Network.

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