The Racial and Gender Equity collection brings together a wide variety of research generated by the Portland State University community that is centered on the issues of racial justice, gender equity and related topics. The collection is designed to support people and organizations to interrupt institutionalized racism and sexism while developing knowledge and skills to deepen and broaden diversity, equity, and inclusion in their personal, professional and organizational practices.

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Submissions from 2020

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Greening Inequality: How Urban Sustainable Development Fails Under Neoliberalism, Josie R. Allison

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Race to the Future? Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology & Society, Ruha Benjamin, Laura Burney Nissen, and Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion

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“Decolonize” E-Literature? On Weeding the E-lit Garden, Kathi Inman Berens

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Publishing During the Pandemic: Strengthening Relationships, Removing Barriers, Reaching New Heights, Sherry Buchanan and Maika Yeigh

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Breaking Barriers Check-in with Special Guest Nolan Cabrera, Nolan Cabrera

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Emergence in the Strengths and Love of My People to Counter Invisibility for Liberation in the White Academy, Emily D. Carrillo-Casares

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Pro-Life Ends at Birth: Race as a Primary Driver of State Abortion and Concurrent Natalist Policy, Tasha Danner

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Settler Colonial Curriculum in Carlisle Boarding School: a Historical and Personal Qualitative Research Study, Patrick Gerard Eagle Staff

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Pseudo-Protections for Women: An Analysis of Possible Ulterior Motives for Ratifying International Women’s Rights Treaties, Tori Gale

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Examining the Narratives of Military Sexual Trauma Survivors, Maria Carolina González-Prats

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Social Emotional Learning for Social Emotional Justice: A Conceptual Framework for Education in the Midst of Pandemics, Zoe Higheagle Strong and Emma M. McMain

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The Effects of Historical Housing Policies on Resident Exposure to Intra-Urban Heat: A Study of 108 US Urban Areas, Jeremy Hoffman, Vivek Shandas, and Nicholas Pendleton

National Death Rates from Firearms due to Legal Intervention for Native Americans, Hanrui Huang

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Black Males and Complexion and Phenotype: A Case Study of Portland, Oregon, Ethan Johnson

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Living and Working in a White Homeland: A Challenge to be Heard and Recognized, Ethan Johnson

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Breaking Barriers Round Table with Special Guest Janaya Khan, Janaya Khan

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Dreaming Revolutionary Futures: Critical Race’s Centrality to Ending White Supremacy, Sofia Y. Leung and Jorge R. López-McKnight

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Addressing Structural Inequalities in Planning Processes: a Case Study of an Equity Lens, Marta Conklé McGuire

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White ‘Alliahs:’ The Creation & Perpetuation of the ‘Wise Indian’ Trope, Jessica Mehta

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Perceptions of Police Use of Force at the Intersection of Race and Pregnancy, Emma Elizabeth Lee Money

The Role of the Psychologist in Supporting Fat Patients in the Medical System, Tessalyn Morrison, Esther Freeman, Jaimie Oller, and Carrie Fuentes

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The Collective Contemplation: How a Global Pandemic Offers an Invitation to Dance with the Abundant Divine, Skyler Pestle

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What You Should Know About RACISM-20: A Fact Sheet in the Time of COVID-19, Ryan J. Petteway

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Arab Student Experiences of Inclusivity and Exclusivity at Portland State University and Off-Campus Locations, Leila M. Piazza

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What Makes Inclusion Work: an Autoethnography on Coordinating an Inclusive Youth Advocacy Program, Megan Price

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Staying at Home, Todd N. Rosenstiel, Charlotte Fritz, Dara Shifrer, and Cynthia Mohr

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Inequities and Opportunities, Todd N. Rosenstiel; Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.; Idowu Ajibade; Alexander Sager; and Jose Coll

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A Personal, Indigenous Feminist Experience with Centering Relationships During COVID-19, Stephany RunningHawk Johnson

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Epictetus’ Enchiridion and the Influence on Women, Eloise C. Schell

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Authoring Dis/ability Identities Mapping the Role of Ableism in Teacher Candidate Identity Construction, Molly B. Siuty and Margaret R. Beneke

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The Rise of Mono-Ethnic Religious Nationalism in Myanmar and Its Impacts on the Security Situation of the South Asian Region, S M Anisuz Zaman

Submissions from 2019

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Testing the Bechdel Test, Kathryn Gray Bouchat

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Integrating Work Ability into the Organizational Science Literature: Advancing Theory and Developing the Nomological Network, Grant Brady

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Racial Capitalism and Expropriation in American Welfare Reform, Sam A.G. Bruns

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How Schools Encourage Incarceration: The School-to-Prison Pipeline and How It Fails Our Children, Madeline S. Buss

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Political Queerness Against Reproductive Futurism in J.M. Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K., John J. Caufield

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The Image of the Virgin in Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda's Sab (1841) and Carolina Coronado's Poesías (1843) as a Configuration of Female Literary and Social Independence, Myrna C. Conroy

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PSU Black Studies at Risk, Professor Says: Administration Called out for Toxic Environment, Beverly Corbell and Ethan Johnson

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Equitable Academia for Students with Disabilities, Mia Cremer

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Rethinking Services with Communities of Color: Why Culturally Specific Organizations Are the Preferred Service Delivery Model, Ann Curry-Stevens, Gerald Deloney, and Matt Morton

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Making Race Matter: Interrupting Racial Color-blindness in Education Through the Implementation of Anti-racist Curriculum, Kelly Deits Cutler

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Mixed Signals: The Unintended Effects of Diversity Initiatives, Tessa L. Dover, Cheryl R. Kaiser, and Brenda Major

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The Cuban Health Paradigm: An Exploratory Analysis Through LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS Individual Perspectives, Sarah Dryfoos

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Access to Opportunity Project: Final Report, Shawn Flanigan, Emily Lieb, Lisa K. Bates, Raphael Bostic, and Sheryl V. Whitney

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Assessing the Barriers to Equity in Smart Mobility Systems: A Case Study of Portland, Oregon, Aaron Golub, Vivian Satterfield, Michael Serritella, Jai Singh, and Senna Phillips

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Incivility as a Veiled Display of Workplace Discrimination: The Intersection of Workplace Incivility and Gender-Based Discrimination, Sara M. Grant

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Does X Mark the Applicant? Assessing Reactions to Gender Non-Binary Job Seekers, Kelly Mason Hamilton

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Teaching Race, Racism, and Racial Justice: Pedagogical Principles and Classroom Strategies for Course Instructors, M. Brielle Harbin, Amie Thurber, and Joe Bandy

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The Consolidation of Feminine and Feminist Identities: Third Wave Perspectives on Cosmetic Ritual, Grace Hartley

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Film Feminisms: a Global Introduction, Kristin L. Hole and Jelaca Dijana

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Pollution, Prisons, and the Power of Women: Does Women's Leadership in Government Decrease Emissions Caused by the Prison Industrial Complex?, Chanel Ison and Julius McGee

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Death and Dying as a Black Studies Professor The Toxicity of Racism at Portland State, Ethan Johnson

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Gender and the Voir Dire Process, Tasha Ann Lane

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Interrogating the Construction and Representations of Criminalized Women in the Academic Social Work Literature: a Critical Discourse Analysis, Sandra Marie Leotti

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PedPDX: Addressing Equity through Citywide Pedestrian Planning, Michelle Marx and Francesca Patricolo

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Revitalization in Philadelphia, 1940-1970: Rebuilding a City but Straining Race Relations, Abigail E. Millender

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Women and Corrections: a Review of Oregon Prisoners' Perspectives on Procedural Justice, Kelci J. Mueller

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'A Practice of Freedom': Self-Grading for Liberatory Learning, Vicki L. Reitenauer

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The Evolution of Slavery-Built Higher Education and Racial Supremacy in American Universities, Olivia A. Ricketts

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Feminist Divide: Do We Know Where the Problem Areas Are?, Jacqueline Rieth

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Equity in Emergency Management, Sabina Roan and Jaye Cromwell

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Situational Context of Police Use of Deadly Force: a Comparison of Black and White Subjects of Fatal Police Shootings, Shana Lynn Meaney Ruess

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Racial Disparities in a State Based Workers' Compensation System, Caroline Kristine Smith

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Development and Validation of the Workplace Mental Illness Stigma Scale (W-MISS), Nicholas Anthony Smith

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Primo [Library Catalog]: Towards a Socially Just Search System, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair and Molly Gunderson

Submissions from 2018

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An Assessment of Sentencing Disparities among American Indians within the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Federal Circuit Courts, Makenzie Laron Aaby

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Invisible Walls Mapping Residential Segregation In Portland, Katrine Barber

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White Space, Black Space: Community Gardens in Portland, Oregon, David Ross Billings Jr.

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The Impact of Leader Race and Gender on Perceptions of Organizations in Response to Corporate Error, Nicolas Derek Brown

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Pushing Back on School Pushout: Youth at an Alternative School Advocate for Educational Change Through Youth Participatory Action Research, Jessica Hopson Burbach

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Black Study, Derrais Carter

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James Baldwin's Another Country (1962) as Representation of Queer Identity Formation in Accordance to Space, Thomas Conway

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What's New Pussyhat? Men, Feminism, and Social Identity, Rachel Lee Crist

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Discrimination Against Healthcare Providers: Through Training and Practice, Shawna Erickson

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Co-Developing an Electronic Campus Equity Walkthrough Evaluation (CEWE) to Assess Students’ Sense Belonging and Equity Mindfulness, Oscar Fernandez

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Reorganizing School Lunch for a More Just AndSustainable Food System In the US, Jennifer Gaddis and Amy K. Coplen

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Framing Race and Blame in the Media: a Case Study on the Chapel Hill Shooting, Sara Abdullatif Galadari

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Curator Talk: Hector Hernandez - November 2, 2018, Portland Art Museum, Curator, Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead), Hector Hernandez

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bodysecrecy: State Surveillance and Black Feminist Refusal, Alex León Herrera

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“You Can Show a Person Better Than You Can Tell ‘em”: Black Tradeswomen Mitigate Racial and Gender Microaggressions in Construction, Roberta Hunte

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Caged Women Incarceration, Representation, & Media, Shirley A. Jackson and Laurie L. Gordy

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Global Muslim Audiences’ Polysemic Reading of “My name is Khan”: Toward an Emergent Multiculturalism, Priya Kapoor

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Rendering Identity: Normativity in Conventional Contemporary Queer Documentary, Lea G. Kreck

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An Intergenerational Conversation Between Dr. Marvin Lynn and Chris Riser: Social Activism and the Black Male Educator, Marvin Lynn, Chris Riser, and Maika Yeigh

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Benevolent Sexism and Racial Stereotypes: Targets, Functions, and Consequences, Jean Marie McMahon

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The Intersections of Good Intentions, Criminality, and Anti-Carceral Feminist Logic: a Qualitative Study that Explores Sex Trades Content in Social Work Education, Meg Rose Panichelli

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Engendering Social Justice in First Year Information Literacy Classes, Conrad R. Pegues

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Feminism During the Russian Revolution: A Failure on Multiple Fronts, Helen R. Rossmiller

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Small Steps on the Long Journey to Equality: A Timeline of Post-Legislation Civil Rights Struggles in Portland, Leanne Claire Serbulo

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Housing Segregation and Resistance in Portland, Oregon, Carmen P. Thompson

Microaggressions: Intervening in three Acts, Amie Thurber and Robin DiAngelo

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Strategic Planning to Advance Equity on Campus: A Case Study at Portland State University, Marisa Zapata, Stephen L. Percy, and Sona K. Andrews

Submissions from 2017

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Reading Latinx and LGBTQ+ Perspectives: Maya Christina Gonzalez and Equity Minded Models at Play, Elena Avilés

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The Trials of Displacement: Transnationalism and Interdisciplinary Feminisms in Demetria Martínez’s The Block Captain’s Daughter, Elena Avilés

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Digital Humanities and Social Justice: a UO podcast, Kathi Inman Berens and Laura Sanders

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Pro-Life PDX! An Exploration of Values and Feminism in Portland's Pro-Life Community, Belen H. Chapin

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Communities of Concentrated Poverty: A Proposal for Oregon, Sara A. Chopp

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Working-class Black Women’s Role in Building and Sustaining Black Communities in the Pacific Northwest, Tessara G. Dudley

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Dear Solitary Black Student, Mychel L. Estevez

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Centering Diversity & Inclusion Resources and Dialogues in Self-Reflection Practices, Oscar Fernandez