Directed by Dr. Rosalie Rolon Dow with
2016: Season Cooper and Branham Menard, Undergraduate Summer Scholars, and April Davison, Graduate Research Assistant
"Tell it like it is" is a storytelling project that uses qualitative narrative interviewing to document students' experiences on UD's campus related to their socially significant categories (e.g. college generational status, race/ethnicity, international status, gender/sexual orientation, religion, etc.). The project currently focuses on students' experiences of microaggressions and microaffirmations. The storytelling project aims to create an archive of stories that illuminate how diverse individuals perceive and navigate the campus community and the ways their experiences affect UD's campus climate. The long term objective of the project is to inform efforts to create a campus climate that fosters inclusiveness, equity and success for all students.
In the summer of 2016, we gathered stories with students from racially underrepresented groups. In the summer and fall of 2017, we are expanding the project to include stories from both undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities, international or immigrant students and Asian American students.