Dr. Quincy Brown on Research

There is an abundance of literature that examines why women do not pursue CS, and we can also find research that investigates why black students do not pursue CS.  There is not much research, however, that addresses the impact of the intersectionality of gender, race, and other constructs (socioeconomics, regional experiences, educational experiences, etc.,) on black women along the pathway of success in computing.  Our research contributes to this growing body of knowledge.


  • Burge, J. D., Thomas, J. O., & Yamaguchi, R. (2017). Follow-Up Workshop: Black Women in Computing: A Research Agenda. Final Conference Report. Washington DC: Howard University.  Download
  • Burge, J. D., Thomas, J. O., & Yamaguchi, R. (2016). Computing and Intersectionality: The Social and Behavioral Structures at Play for Black Women in the Computing Sciences. Final Workshop Report. Washington DC: Howard University.  Download
  • Yamaguchi, R., & Burge, J. D. (2016). Evaluation mirroring research: Intersectionality of race and gender in designing evaluations.  Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Brown, Q., & Burge, J. D. (2014).  MOTIVATE: Bringing Out the Fun with 3-D Printing and E-Textiles for Middle- and High-School Girls.  Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana.  Link


  • WorkshopBeyond Survival: Thriving in Your Personal Success and Well-Being.  Tech Intersections, Oakland, CA (Forthcoming, 2018)
  • WorkshopBroadening Participation: Intersectionality, NSF ADVANCE/GSE Program, Washington, DC (2017)
  • Community DiscussionWomen of Color in Computing, Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Atlanta, GA (2016)
  • Special Conference SessionBlack Women in Computing, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Houston, TX (2016)
  • Special Conference SessionWhere Are We on Computing Among Girls of Color in K-12?, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Baltimore, MD (2012)