Roger Arliner Young was an early 20th century american biologist. She is best known for being the first African American woman to earn a PhD in zoology - but her story is often presented as a sad, one sided cautionary tale.
Join your host, Michelle Barboza-Ramirez, and guest Melissa Cristina Marquez, as they shut down this false narrative and tell you the whole story.
Melissa Marquez is a marine biologist, fellow latinx in STEM, science communicator, and founder of The Fins United Initiative.
Show Notes, References, and Further Reading
The Fins United Initiative
Roger Arliner Young
Black Women in America: Roger Arliner Young. 2011. Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My Black Sisters.
Academic Papers / Dissertations
“Roger Arliner Young”, by Kenneth Manning. 1989. Sage, A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 6, no. 2: 3-7.
Gender, Race, and Science: A Feminista Analysis of Women of Color in Science, by Diaz, Sara P. 2012. University of Washington, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. 3521458.
“A racial trust”: Individualist, Eugenicist, and Capitalist Respectability in the Life of Roger Arliner Young." Díaz, Sara P. Souls 18.2-4 (2016): 235-262.