Title

Learning To Read Each Other: Female Graduate Students Share Their Experiences at a Research Institution

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-6-2005

Publication Title

The Urban Review

DOI

10.1007/s11256-005-0008-0

ISSN

1573-1960

Abstract

This paper uses Black Feminist Thought to explain the lived experiences of three Black female graduate students at a White Research I institution. Through mentoring from Black female professors, the students received instrumental and psychosocial support that helped them to navigate through their graduate level work. Common themes of identity, community service missions, and empowerment provides a thread that ties the student’s narratives together. We close by offering some suggestions for further research on the Black graduate experience and mentoring Black graduate students.

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