Mackenzie Alston (Sanford Economics of Structural Inequality Seminar) - Florida State University

The Effects of the 2020 Social Justice Movement on Faculty

    Date:  03/30/2021 (Tue)

    Time:  3:15pm- 4:45pm

    Location:  This seminar will be held remotely via Zoom. (Please sign in to see the link.)

    Organizer:  Matthew S Johnson

Meeting Schedule: (Not currently open for scheduling. Please contact the seminar organizer listed above.)

    All meetings will be held in the same location as the seminar unless otherwise noted.

    3:15pm - Seminar Presentation (3:15pm to 4:45pm)

    Additional Comments:  Paper abstract: There is an underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities at universities and colleges and evidence that faculty of color are less likely to be promoted. These issues have the potential to be exacerbated when there are external shocks like the movement that was rekindled after the death of George Floyd in May 2020. As a result of this movement, the country increased its attention on social justice issues and racial inequality, and this may have had a unique effect on people of color. In December 2020, we conducted a survey to capture how faculty at over 150 universities and colleges felt their research, teaching, and service were affected by the social justice movement of 2020. In particular, we hypothesized that the social justice movement and the attention to racial inequality affected some faculty's time usage and intrinsic motivation in ways that reduced their productivity. We determined whether faculty who are underrepresented minorities expressed similar changes to their productivity as their White colleagues.