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Alston, Christina

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  • Dr. Aston's research focus on exploring the intricacies and impacts of racial battle fatigue within academic environments, particularly through a Black feminist lens. This involves a critical examination of the systemic and micro-level challenges faced by Black women in predominantly white institutions (K-12 and Higher Education). Dr. Alston's work aims to articulate strategies for resilience and empowerment, while also contributing to broader discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education.


  • racial battle fatigue, Black feminist, microaggression, retention in STEM

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