UVA Researchers Focus on What Black Girls Experience

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 00:00 -- mes3xg

University of Virginia faculty members and students have taken on the complex subject of black girlhood in several ways – on the academic front, through an emerging interdisciplinary field focusing on black girlhood; and in positive community engagement. Their aim is to understand what holds girls of color back while developing and supporting programs that help them thrive. For researchers such as assistant professor Corinne Field and others, it has become clear that broad efforts to help all girls, or all African-American youth, are not specifically empowering black girls. Their work is urgent and the potential benefits to society are great. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)