Chayla Haynes Davison

Chayla Haynes Davison, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Texas A&M University


Abstract: Kimberlé Crenshaw’s scholarship on Black women has been the springboard for numerous education studies in which researchers use intersectionality as a theoretical framework; however, few have considered the possibilities of intersectionality as a methodological tool. Dr. Haynes Davison will offer recommendations for quantitative scholars interested in using their research to address the intersectional erasure and scholarly neglect that Black women experience in higher education and beyond.

Bio: Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration and the recipient of Texas A&M University’s Robert and Mavis Simmons Faculty Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Denver and also holds a M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Haynes Davison’s research interests and expertise include: critical and inclusive pedagogy, critical race theory and intersectionality scholarship (i.e., critical race theory, critical race feminism, and intersectionality), and Black women in higher education. She is co-editor of Interrogating Whiteness and Relinquishing Power: White Faculty’s Commitment to Racial Consciousness in STEM Classrooms (Peter Lang Publishing) and Race Equity and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education (Stylus Publishing). Her scholarship has also been featured in Teachers College Record, the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the Journal of Critical Scholarship in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and the Journal of Negro Education.