43rd Annual ASHE Conference
“Envisioning the Woke Academy”
November 14-17
Location: Tampa, Florida

CSAA-D was well represented at the 2018 ASHE Conference! Our faculty and students presented and chaired fifteen dynamic sessions. We are all looking forward to next year’s ASHE in Portland, Oregon.


  • 8:00am – 9:00am

This is Soul Work: An Nkwaethnography of Three Black First-Generation Doctoral Students; Raven Cokley, University of Georgia; Jason K Wallace, University of Georgia; Lamesha Andrews, University of Georgia

  • 12:45pm – 2:00pm

Becoming a Tempered Radical: Student Affairs Administrators as Activists for LGBTQ Students in the South; Christopher Broadhurst, University of New Orleans; Georgianna Martin, University of Georgia

  • 2:15pm – 3:30pm

Centering the Voices of Student Activists

  • Can I Breathe Here?: The Impacts of College Activism on Black Students; Gadise Regassa
  • Using Twitter to Hear Marginalized Students after a Racially-Motivated Murder on Campus; Virginia L. Byrne; Alice Donlan, University of Maryland, TLTC; Bridget Higginbotham
  • Elevating the Voices of Black Student Activists Attending a Predominantly White Institution; Jari Minnett, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chair – Terah J Stewart, The University of Georgia

Discussant- Eddie Comeaux, University of California, Riverside


  • 8:00am – 9:15am

Exploring the Rhetoric of Social Class Among First-Generation, Low-Income College Students; Georgianna Martin, University of Georgia; Brittany M Williams, University of Georgia

“Speaking Up When I Disagree…”: A Case Study on Campus Climate for Engaging with Difference; Rebecca Taylor, Emory University; Laila McCloud, University of Iowa; Qua’Aisa Williams, Emory University; Katie Burr, University of Georgia; Cassie L. Barnhardt, University of Iowa

  • 10:45 am – 11:30 am

#GhanaTaughtMe: Reimagining U.S. Higher Education through Ghanaian Study Abroad; Brittany M Williams, University of Georgia; Raven Cokley, University of Georgia

Exploring Black Women in Graduate Education Experiences with Student Loan Debt; Danielle Bostick, University of Georgia

Contextualizing Underlying Inequities: Examining Underlying Assumptions in Campus Sexual Violence Research; Chris Linder, University of Utah; Niah Grimes, University of Georgia

“I have to do better”: How Social Class has Helped Low-Income, First-Generation College Students Navigate College; Georgianna Martin, University of Georgia; Lamesha Andrews, University of Georgia; Danielle Bostick, University of Georgia; Brittany McDaniel, University of Georgia; Marlon Gibson, University of Georgia

  • 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Envisioning a Holistic Research Agenda for Student Activism in Higher Education

  • Chair- Jenna Sablan, University of Maryland
  • Organizer- Melissa L Rocco, University of Maryland
  • Presenter- Alex C. Lange, University of Iowa
  • Presenter- Chris Linder, University of Utah
  • Presenter- Eddie R. Cole, College of William & Mary
  • Presenter- Jason K Wallace, University of Georgia
  • Presenter- Meg Evans, University of Georgia

Understanding Student Activism

  • Consejitos as an Everyday Resistant Strategy Among Mexican American College Students from the Borderlands; Nydia Carole Sanchez, The University of Texas at Austin; Estee Hernández, Florida State University
  • Wake up, institutions! Understanding the social and political causes of student activists; Allison Brcka Lorenz, Indiana University; Dajanae Palmer, Indiana University; Thomas Kirnbauer, Indiana University; Donte Miller, Indiana University
  • Lessons Learned: Unpacking How Students Navigate, Resist and Disrupt their (College) Orientation; Katherine S Cho, University of California, Los Angeles

Chair- Terah J Stewart, The University of Georgia

Discussant- Nichole M Garcia, Rutgers University


10:30am – 11:30am

  • Campus Sexual Violence Perpetration: It Shouldn’t Be Black or White; Niah Grimes, University of Georgia; Chris Linder, University of Utah
  • CritNoir: Reframing the Black/white Continuum and Implicating Non-Black People of Color in Anti-Black Racism; Terah J Stewart, The University of Georgia; Melvin Antoine Whitehead, University of Georgia; Qua’Aisa Williams, Emory University; Stephen John Quaye, Miami University

12:00pm – 1:15pm

(Re)Centering Indigenous Communities Within Post-Secondary Contexts

  • Indigenizing Engineering: Fostering a Climate for Native Student Success; Tiffany Diane Smith, Oklahoma City University
  • Statistically Underpowered and Overlooked: A Structural Equation Analysis of Educational and Cultural Outcomes for Native American College Students; Craig Marroquin, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Indigenous In/Visibility: Settler Colonialism and Higher Education; Charlie Scott, University of Rhode Island | Brown University

Chair- Brittany M Williams, University of Georgia

Discussant- Chris Nelson, University of Denver

3:00pm – 4:15pm

#WokeDocStudents and Faculty Socialization: Differentiated Risks in Public Scholarship

  • Organizer- Laila McCloud, University of Iowa
  • Presenter- Brittany M Williams, University of Georgia
  • Presenter- Estee Hernández, Florida State University
  • Presenter- Gordon Palmer, University of Michigan
  • Presenter- Richard J Reddick, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Presenter- Robert L Hill, Michigan State University

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