Three Ideas for Post-Coronavirus Educational Recovery
There are many ways that schools can proactively address the inevitable and inequitable gaps caused by coronavirus-related school closures.
Wallace / The Review of Higher Education / July 2022
The purpose of this qualitative narrative study was to understand how Black first-generation doctoral recipients used their cultural capital to navigate structural barriers and oppression enacted by stakeholders at non-Black serving institutions. Findings revealed that Black first-generation doctoral students used nine forms of cultural capital to persist despite isolation, hypervisibility, systemic and institutional oppression, and experiencing impostorism due to a lack of transparency by institutional actors. This study offers confidence capital, an emergent form of cultural capital, while also providing implications for higher education policymakers, researchers, and educators in removing structural barriers to degree completion for Black first-generation doctoral students.