2020 NASPA Annual Conference

Support Networks and Strategies of Resistance among College Students of Color


The presenter will share information on a study that qualitatively explored the ways college students of color view and interpret their racialized experiences in academic settings, particularly their adjustment academically, and resulting strategies for managing and - perhaps - actively responding to the racial climate on their campus. The findings demonstrated that students of color encountered racism and a number of challenges, yet they were keenly aware of the university landscape and poised to make decisions in their own best interests and engaged in subtle strategies of resistance. Students relied on informal networks for support and collective well-being.


Wednesday, April 1
12:20 pm to 1:10 pm


301 AB
LA Convention Center

Presented by

Eddie Comeaux, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of California-Riverside

Sponsored in part by the UC Riverside Graduate School of Education