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Black Women in STEM: Code switching or soul switching

308 SW 2nd Ave Fifth Floor
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)
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Code Switching or Soul Switching

Our panel will seek to give thought to the complex role of power in constructing and maintaining discursive and societal claims of identity through “code switching.” or what some call "soul switching" which refers to the actions of a particular person and/or group that is assumed to break from their own “natural” practices to perform codes “not their own” for the purposes of fitting in, acquiring capital, and accessing spaces not easily afforded.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Mona-Lisa Pinkney - Sr. Director, Cybersecurity @Nike
  • Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia - Asst. Professor School of Medicine & Executive Director Avel Gordly Center of Healing @ OHSU
  • Lakecia Gunter - VP Programmable Solutions Group @ Intel
  • Grace Andrews - Senior Solutions Engineer @ New Relic


Deena Pierott - Diversity Strategist and BWiSTEM Co-Founder