Participants Needed to Capture Experiences of Marginalized Women Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro! We are continuing to recruit participants for an IRB-approved study that aims to understand the experiences of marginalized women while pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry. The silencing and invisibility of women with diverse intersectional identities in academic and professional spaces within the scientific community dramatically impact the understanding of how to support them. Therefore, through this project, we would like to understand:

(a) the factors that affect the persistence of marginalized women pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry,

(b) the ways in which the experiences of American minoritized women might differ from the experiences of international minoritized women while pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

The participants are asked to participate in a Zoom interview that will last less than 45 minutes. To be eligible to participate, one needs to

(a) identify as a minoritized/marginalized woman (American or international),

(b) have completed or left a doctoral chemistry program within the last 7 years (since 2015).

If you qualify and are interested in participating in this study, please contact Tamera Jones ( to express your interest. If you know of colleagues who may qualify or might be interested, please consider forwarding this email to them.

We appreciate your time and help!


Tamera Jones, Ph.D. candidate at UNC Greensboro

Justin Pratt, Assistant Professor at Maine Maritime Academy

Maia Popova, Assistant Professor at UNC Greensboro



Maia Popova

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

404 Sullivan Science Building

PO Box 26170

Greensboro, NC 27402