Coalition for Women's Identities

Congratulations to the CWI 2019-21 Scholars-in-Residence!

Dr. Mitsu Narui, Senior Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Mitsu Narui serves as the Director of Assessment and Curricular Development for Institutional Effectiveness at Capital University in Columbus, OH and as a Research Associate - Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis for Rankin & Associates Consulting. Mitsu has also held positions in multicultural affairs, governmental policy, academic advising and residence life. In addition, Mitsu currently serves on the editorial boards for the Journal for LGBT Youth and the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education and has been actively presenting her research on Asian and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual college students. 

Laila I. McCloud, Emerging Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Laila McCloud is a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at the University of Iowa. She currently serves as a research assistant for the University of Iowa's Center for Research on Undergraduate Education (CRUE)  working on a John Templeton Foundation grant assessing the culture of ethics and integrity at Emory University. Her scholarship broadly focuses on the experiences and outcomes of racially minoritized students with a focus on Black college students.  Her dissertation explores Black students' perceptions of their campus climate and their experiences with initiatives aimed at increasing their ability to engage with difference.  Her research is motivated by a desire to reimagine college campuses as environments where minoritized students can be seen in their full humanity. 

Ayesha Yousafzai, Emerging Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Ayesha Yousafzai, an international student from Pakistan, earned a PhD in Higher Education in May 2019 from Virginia Tech. There she worked as a Graduate Assistant at College Access Collaborative at Virginia Tech. During her time at Virginia Tech she also worked as a GA at the Student Success Center and Cranwell International Center. Prior to starting the PhD program, she worked as a Residence Coordinator and Academic Advisor at Duke University. 

The Coalition for Women's Identities would like to thank our Scholars-in-Residence, past and present, for all that you do to improve and expand upon our work. From the Writing for Publication Workshop and your sponsored session, to scholarly mentoring relationships and your contributions to conversations on social justice and inclusion, we are better because you are with us. 

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