This qualitative case study explored the experiences of seven Black and Asian women faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The unique experience of each woman is shared in this paper. Three themes highlight the interconnectedness of participant experiences. The first theme indicated that these Black and Asian women faculty operated in unsupportive microclimates within their HSIs. Secondly, participants communicated a need for representation within the ‘HSI bubble.’ Finally, our participants felt as though their HSIs needed to exercise greater intentionality in terms of truly serving their student populations. Amongst the implications of this research is a better understanding of the experiences of a minority group (i.e., Black and Asian women faculty) within higher education. These experiences can inform administrators on how to move beyond recruitment of Black and Asian women faculty to foster a supportive microclimate so as to retain these women and enable their success.
Elena M. Venegas, Jacqueline B. Koonce, Lorenza Lancaster, Julissa Bazan & Adriana Garza (2021) Diversifying the ‘HSI bubble’: Black and Asian women faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Race Ethnicity and Education, DOI: 10.1080/13613324.2021.1924139
Race Ethnicity and Education