Buffie Longmier-Avital, associate professor of psychology, spoke about her jounrey through graduate school to a position as associate professor while being a woman of color.
Buffie Longmier-Avital, associate professor of psychology, recently delivered the keynote address at the 6th annual Black Doctoral Network Conference.
Her address, which was titled, “The Cost of Climb,” was a self-reflection of how Longmire-Avital navigated the journey through graduate school to her current position as a tenured associate professor while being a woman of color. In addition to her own narrative, Longmire-Avital highlighted her ongoing work examining the health disparities affecting Black American women and the importance of self-care.
The conference held Oct. 25-27 in Charlotte, N.C. brings together self-identified black undergraduates, doctoral and post-doctoral students for networking and research dissemination opportunities. Students in attendance also meet with recruiters from top programs and businesses.
Previous keynote speakers have included Cornel West, Time Wise, Julianne Malveaux, and Patricia Hill Collins.