In our first episode, we talk to Linda Juang who is a professor of Inclusive Education at the University of Potsdam (Germany). Our main topic is racial-ethnic socialization, meaning how parents communicate about race and ethnicity with their children. We learn about Linda's own upbringing, parenting, and path into higher education (PAST), an inspiring research article on understanding ethnic socialization processes in ethnically diverse families (Hughes et al., 2008; PRESENT), and the potential of mentors for underrepresented students in higher education (FUTURE).
PAST (00:02:32): Linda describes her own path into higher education, how she was inspired to continue in academia by a lecturer of color, and how her research interests have influenced her own parenting.
PRESENT (00:12:13): We discuss the article by Hughes et al. (2008) on understanding ethnic socialization processes in ethnically diverse families. Besides parents, we discuss how schools in Germany can address issues of racism.
FUTURE (00:29:27): Linda elaborates on the future or racial-ethnic socialization research and the potential of (academic) mentors for underrepresented students in higher education.
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What is ReSearching Diversity?
Join a group of six women in social sciences in their aim to increase visibility of inspiring social scientists and of cutting-edge research focusing on ethnic, cultural, and migration-related diversity. Each episode two hosts invite one outstanding scientist to discuss their past (personal path into academia), the present (a research article that has recently inspired them in their work), and the future (recent developments and paradigm shifts in the world of academia and social sciences).