Small Steps, Big Impact Episode 2 – Racial Battle Fatigue
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Our guest is Dr. Shelly Brown-Jeffy (she/her/hers), Associate Professor of Sociology here at UNCG. Our conversation today focuses on the effects and impact of Racial Battle Fatigue on our faculty as well as our students.
Link to full transcript here.
Music, A Short Walk, from Zapsplat.com
Quote from the Episode
Your advocate does not have to look like you, but it’s someone who cares.
About our Guest
Dr. Shelly L. Brown-Jeffy is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Her interest in racial/ethnic inequality and socioeconomic disadvantage is evident in her teaching and research. The goal of her research is to examine and understand differences in educational outcomes among racial/ethnic/socioeconomic groups. In teaching, she helps others understand that our social world structures our social reality.
Feel free to reach out to Dr. Shelly directly if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources from the Episode
- (Book) Racial Battle Fatigue in Higher Education, editor, Katric Albert
- This book is available as an eBook from the Jackson library
- (Book) Racial Battle Fatigue in Faculty, editors, Nicolas D. Hartlep and Daisy Ball
- This book is available as a PDF from the Jackson library: Download PDF from Jackson Library
- (Journal Article) From the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (2019)
- Racial Battle Fatigue: The Unspoken Burden of Black Women Faculty in LIS
- (PDF of presentation) NACADA. The Global Community for Academic Advising Annual Conference, September 29-October 3, 2018, presented by Doris Wright Carroll, Kansas State University Mark Nelson, Oklahoma State University Sonia Esquivel, U.S. Air Force Academy: Racial Battle Fatigue: Strategies for Recovery and Resiliency in Academic Advisors
- (Webpage) Article posted on the University of Utah website, author, Brook Adams: Understanding Racial Battle Fatigue
- (Article) by Jeremy Franklin, University of Utah: Racial Microaggressions, Racial Battle Fatigue, and Racism-Related Stress in Higher Education
- (Article) Strategies for Practicing Self-Care from Racial Battle Fatigue
- Counseling at UNCG offers on-going workshops aimed at helping you manage your stress. You can find a list of them here. https://shs.uncg.edu/zoom