Jennifer Esposito & Venus Evans-Winters
Recorded November 7, 2022
Jennifer Esposito and Venus Evans-Winters have been collaborative colleagues since their developing scholar days as doctoral students at Syracuse University and University of Illinois respectively. Dr. Esposito is chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and is a professor of research, measurement and statistics at Georgia state University. Dr. Evans-Winters, is the Black Girls Initiatives Research Coordinator at the African American Policy Forum. She is also a Visiting Professor of Education at The Ohio State University.
Their most recent publication is Introduction to Intersectional Qualitative Research (Sage Publishing 2021). The book’s premise is that race and gender matter, and that racism and sexism are institutionalized in all aspects of life, including research.
In part one of this intellectually intriguing interview, the dynamic duo share how they met as doctoral students, how their scholarship has developed and grown over the years. The critical race feminist scholars also discuss the connection between colonization approaches to research and how those approaches further white supremacy.
In part two, Esposito and Evans-Winters offer their perspective of motherhood while also being on the professorial tenure track. Before the interview concludes, they discuss their textbook and offer a rich contextualization of Intersectionality as a research tool.