Books and Articles

Apugo, D.L., "'We all we got’: Considering peer relationships as multi-purpose sustainability outlets among millennial Black women graduate students attending majority White urban universities,” The Urban Review 49/2 (2017).

Aryan, B., Guzman, F., “Women of Color and the PhD: Experiences in Formal Graduate Support Programs,” Journal of Business Studies Quarterly 1/4 (2010).

Bertrand Jones, T., Wilder, J., Osborne-Lampkin, L., “Employing a Black Feminist Approach to Doctoral Advising: Preparing Black Women for the Professoriate,” The Journal of Negro Education 82/3 (2013).

Boustan, L., Langan, A., “Variation in Women's Success across PhD Programs in Economics,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 33/1 (2019). DOI: 10.1257/jep.33.1.23  

Buckles, K., “Fixing the Leaky Pipeline: Strategies for Making Economics Work for Women at Every Stage,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 33/1 (2019). DOI: 10.1257/jep.33.1.43

Crumb, L., Haskins, N., Dean, L., Avent Harris, J., “Illuminating Social-Class Identity: The Persistence of Working-Class African American Women Doctoral StudentsJournal of Diversity in Higher Education, 13/3 (2020).

Davidson, M.N., Foster-Johnson, L., “Mentoring in the Preparation of Graduate Researchers of Color,” Review of Educational Research 71/4 (2001).

Flaherty, C., “The Prestige Gap,” Inside Higher Ed (February 8, 2017).

Fisher, A.J., Mendoza-Denton, R., Patt, C., Young, I., Eppig, A, Garrell, R.L., et al., “Structure and Belonging: Pathways to Success for Underrepresented Minority and Women PhD students in STEM Fields, “PLoS ONE 14/1 (2019).

Gutiérrez y Muhs, G., Flores Niemann, Y., Gonzalez, C.G., Harris, A.P., eds., Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (Utah State University Press, 2012).

Holman, L., Stuart-Fox, D., Hauser, C.E., “The Gender Gap in Science: How Long Until Women are Equally Represented?” PLOS Biology 16/4 (2018).

Joseph, J., “From One Culture to Another: Years One and Two of Graduate School for African American Women in the STEM Fields,” International Journal of Doctoral Studies 7 (2012).

Kahn, S., Ginther, D., “Women and STEM,” NBER Working Paper 23525 (2017).

McKee, K.D., Delgado, D.A., eds., Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2020). See also Science.

Langin, K., “When You’re the Only Woman: The Challenges for Female Ph.D. Students in Male-Dominated Cohorts,” Science (October 24, 2018).

Lundberg, S., Stearns, J., “Women in Economics: Stalled Progress,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 33/1 (2019).  

Margolis, E., Romero, M., “‘The Department Is Very Male, Very White, Very Old, and Very Conservative’: The Functioning of the Hidden Curriculum in Graduate Sociology Departments Harvard Educational Review 68/1 (1998).

McGee, E.O., Bentley, L., The Troubled Success of Black Women in STEMCognition and Instruction, 35/4 (2017). DOI: 10.1080/07370008.2017.1355211

McKee, K.D., Delgado, D.A., “How to Retain Women of Color and Indigenous Women Grad Students,” Inside Higher Ed (May 1, 2020).

Posselt, J., Equity in Science: Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education (Stanford Univ. Press, 2020). Discussed in Nature

Social Sciences Feminist Network Research Interest Group, “The Burden of Invisible Work in Academia: Social Inequalities and Time Use in Five University Departments,” Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 39 (2017). 

Wilkins-Yel, K.G., Hyman, J., Zounlome, N.O.O., “Linking intersectional invisibility and hypervisibility to experiences of microaggressions among graduate women of color in STEM,” Journal of Vocational Behavior, 113 (2019).

Wilson, M.A., DePass, A.L., Bean, A.J., “Institutional Interventions that Remove Barriers to Recruit and Retain Diverse Biomedical PhD Students,” CBE—Life Sciences Education, 17/2 (2018).

Yang, Y., Chawla, N.V., Uzzi, B., “A Network’s Gender Composition and Communication Pattern Predict Women’s Leadership Success,” PNAS 116/6 (2019).

Online Guides, Bibliographies, Other Resources

Women in STEM Resources @ Pitt:  This guide is designed to assist those researching women in STEM -- Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics -- and related topics.

Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies

Guide for Women in Mathematics: History, Scholarships, and Career Potential

A Guide for Women in STEM: Closing the Gender Gap

University of Pittsburgh SWE


Women Know History (Twitter)




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