Complimentary for active ACPA Individual Members as of 4 May, 2021
$10 for non-members.
This session will explore results from a phenomenological study of “White Iverson” in which white male-identified student leaders expressed sentiments of dispossession, postracial attitudes, and cultural appropriation. They cited their own lack of power and privilege which they believe has been dispossessed because of college policies. Implications suggest further deconstruction of White male masculinity, hegemony, and identity performativity.
James Beverly III is a senior undergraduate student leader at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) as an Applied Communications major with a concentration in Corporate and Organizational Communication. He is involved in the College Democrats of SIUE - serving as the current president. He is also on the executive boards for Students for Reproductive Rights as well as College Democrats of Illinois. He will begin his master’s in public administration at SIUE and is planning to transition to a career in campaign organizing/managing. He is interested in the study of race and gender, particularly among undergraduate students of color, because he has experienced many of these findings and wanted to explore more into the root causes of it.
Dr. Pietro Sasso is an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His research interests include the college experience (student involvement, identity, masculinity), student success (academic advising, student retention), and educational equity across co-curricular spaces. Dr. Sasso has written and co-edited 8 textbooks, authored approximately 50 scholarly publications, and facilitated over 50 conference presentations. He is the recipient of the AFA Dr. Charles Eberly Research Award, was a Scholar-In-Residence for ACPA Men and Masculinities, and is currently the faculty research fellow for the Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research & Reform. @PietroSassoPhD (twitter).