Identity

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson is a former physics teacher whose research examines the intersection between race, gender, culture and an individual’s recognition of and affiliation with the STEM community. She examines the ways in which “settings” sometimes reinforce equity disparities, particularly in higher education. Her work also seeks to provide solutions for changing the setting to support legitimate affiliation with science, especially for women of color. In this two-minute video, Angela shares her perspective on defining and studying STEM identity.

You can watch excerpts from the interview in this short video or download the full conversation below.

What is STEM identity? | Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson
Professor of Educational Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland

"When they’re doing certain activities in a place that is new to them, they might feel that they don’t belong in that place."