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Cabrera Offered Reflections on Race

Nolan Cabrera

Nolan Cabrera shared his experiences in higher education, particularly as he researched his book, White Guys on Campus, with members of the IHE community on Wednesday, November 3.

He unpacked the differences between "white privilege" and "white immunity" as he discussed some of the more illuminating personalities and responses that he encountered while researching systemic racism across the United States. Cabrera also spoke to the challenges of conducting personal interviews (and qualitative research generally) on charged topics.

Dr. Cabrera is an associate professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona where he studies the racial dynamics on college campuses with a focus on Whiteness. Dr. Cabrera is an award-winning scholar whose numerous publications have appeared in some of the most prestigious journals in the fields of education and racial studies. His recent book, White Guys on Campus: Reform, White Immunity, and the Myth of “Post-Racial” Higher Education (2019), received the 2019 AERA Division J Outstanding Publication Award and the 2019 ASHE Outstanding Book Award.

The session was moderated by Dr. Amy Stich and was coordinated by the IHE Working Group on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as the series' inaugural event.

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