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Miller invited to speak at international conference in France

Beverly Miller, Ph.D.

Beverly Miller, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Elementary and Special Education, has been invited to speak at the 2019 International Conference on Nursing and Health Care hosted in Paris, France on July 8-10, 2019. Miller was asked to speak on her research detailing Afro Caribbean women overcoming barriers of gender and race in STEM. Her presentation, titled “The Cost of Service: Medical Professionals of African Descent Entering Racialized Systems that Challenge their Competence and Intelligence,” will tell the stories of racial biases encountered by Afro-Caribbean females as they worked toward STEM membership. As an underrepresented population in the STEM fields, those of African descent that do manage to obtain STEM membership are faced with training staff and supervisors that communicate assumptions that they are incompetent or under qualified, even when holding the same credentials as their counterparts. This causes a narrative where these individuals must work further to prove they belong and overcome such assumptions and stereotypes.

The International Conference on Nursing and Health Care is hosted by Scientific Serve, a prominent organization in conducting conference on various fields in science and technology.

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