Brotherhood Initiative

Research & Publications

The mission of the BI is to empower men of color undergraduates to thrive and graduate prepared for a lifetime of leadership, service, and success. To accomplish this, the BI conducts interdisciplinary research about factors that promote the success of young men of color, in order to improve practice and contribute to the literature and research available on the experiences of underrepresented men of color within higher education.


Theory of Action Brief Series

This series of nine briefs will provide definitions, background, and implementation examples for both practitioners and administrators to consider when designing initiatives, courses, and partnerships intended to serve undergraduate men of color at all institutions, but particularly predominantly white institutions.

Brief 1: Introduction to BI Theory of Action 

The Introduction to the BI Theory of Action Brief describes the major components driving the implementation of the Brotherhood Initiative at the University of Washington, and explains how the BI has been designed to advance student success and systems change for undergraduate men of color at a predominantly white institution.
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Brief 2: Sense of Belonging for Men of Color

This brief provides an overview of sense of belonging as it impacts men of color, and describes the ways in which the BI promotes sense of belonging through academic and co-curricular activities and supports.

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Forthcoming Briefs:
      • Brief 3: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for Men of Color
      • Brief 4: Culturally Responsive Guidance for Men of Color
      • Brief 5: Continuity of Support for Men of Color
      • Brief 6: Academic Guidance and Support for Men of Color
      • Brief 7: Psychosocial and Identity Development for Men of Color
      • Brief 8: Career Development and Professionalization for Men of Color
      • Brief 9: Community-Based Learning and Leadership Development for Men of Color

Publications

Lott II, J., Perez, D., & Yeh, T. L. (2021). Cross-Racial Agency: Exploring a New Form of Collaborative Practice to Support Men of Color in Higher Education. Teachers College Record123(2),1-40.

Lott, J., & Love, C. (2019). Undergraduate men of color experiences with the 2016 presidential election. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000136