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RaceTalk in Action

Lectures and facilitated discussions reflect Dr. Richards' expertise as a race and education scholar, as well as her years of experience as a professor, researcher and publicly engaged scholar.

Lectures and Facilitated Discussions
We have the expertise to lead conversations about racial justice issues within your organization so that you can focus on those aspects of your job that you are trained to do (additional fees might apply depending on level of preparation needed). I can lecture and facilitate discussions on topics related to my areas of specialization listed below.

Topics of Interest

Race and Gender Bias in Student Evaluations & Merit Review Processes

Richards, Bedelia Nicola “Faculty Assessments as Tools of Oppression: A Black Woman’s Reflections on (Colorblind) Racism in the Academy” in Byrd, W. Carson,

Sarah Ovink, and Rachelle. J. Brunn-Bevel (eds.). Intersectionality and Higher
Education: Identity and Inequality on College Campuses
Rutgers University Press. 2019

Understanding Systemic


Bedelia Nicola Richards. Is Your University Racist? Five Questions You Should Ask Yourself. Inside Higher Ed, May 25, 2018.

Creating Inclusive Campuses

Bedelia Nicola Richards. Creating Inclusive Campuses. No Jargon Podcast. Episode 206. February 12, 2020.

Addressing AntiBlackness in Educational Institutions

Bedelia Nicola Richards. How to Create Inclusive Environments for Black Students on
Predominantly White College Campuses.
SSN Key Findings, Scholars Strategy Network.
February 7.

Supporting First- Generation College Students

Richards, Bedelia Nicola. Help-Seeking Behaviors as Cultural Capital: Cultural Guides and the Transition from High School to College among Low-Income First-Generation Students (Forthcoming in Social Problems)

Networking Strategies for Academics

Bedelia Nicola Richards. Networking Strategies for Academics who are Bad at it. Inside Higher Ed, December 6 2019.

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