Identity | Edna Tan

Associate Professor of Science Education, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Edna Tan is a social science researcher in STEM education who uses qualitative approaches to explore issues of power and systemic injustices as they relate to identity. Her research uses the concepts of “identity work” and “identities in practice” (i.e. what youth do, say or perform) to understand how youth engage with STEM in ways that empower them and position them as valuable contributors in STEM.

In this four-minute video, Edna shares her perspective on defining and studying STEM identity. The interview was 45 minutes in totalread all of Edna's responses in the full transcript.

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