Asian and female in the white God's world : a qualitative exploration of discrimination in Christian academia
Rosemead School of Psychology
This study is a phenomenological exploration of discrimination experiences among 11 Asian/Asian-American female faculty at various Christian universities, with a specific focus on the characteristics of the Christian academic environment which contribute to those experiences. Participants completed a 90-minute semi-structured interview. Ten of the 11 women described experiences where they perceived being treated differently due to race and/or gender. Qualitative analyses of interview data resulted in the emergence of three themes related to the discrimination context (lack of diversity, naivete and denial and “missionary mentality”). Resulting themes are discussed in light of existing research. Future research implications include the continued need for research on factors that contribute to discrimination in religious contexts.
Discrimination in higher education; Discrimination--Religious aspects--Christianity
Mental Health, Religion & Culture
DOI of Published Version
Hall, M. Elizabeth Lewis; Kim, Christina L.; and Anderson, Tamara Lynn, "Asian and female in the white God's world : a qualitative exploration of discrimination in Christian academia" (2010). Faculty Articles & Research. 1.