This project examines the conditions under which Black women academics experience racial stress, how they cope, and the degree to which stressors relate to their health profile during tenure and beyond. The study is a mixed methods research design with a national survey and a series of interviews about whether and how racial stress within institutions of higher education relate to Black women academics’ health outcomes, particularly during the COVID-19 global pandemic and the current calls for racial justice. 

If you are interested in participating in the study, you will be asked to complete an online survey. Then, if you wish, you can also participate in an interview. See the attached flyers for more information. 

To participate, click the link here:  

You can also email one of the Principal Investigators, Bridget Goosby at the University of Texas – Austin ( or Rachelle Winkle-Wagner at the University of Wisconsin – Madison ( for more details