CV

Selected Publications

Rankin, Y., Thomas, J.O. & Erete, Sheena (2021).  Real Talk: Saturated Sites of Violence in CS Education.  Accepted to the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium 2021. (Best Paper Award for the Computing Education Research Track).

Erete, S., Rankin, Y. & Thomas, J.O (2021).  I Can’t Breathe: Reflections from Black Women in Computing and HCI.  In Nichols (Ed.) Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing, January 2021, Vol 4, No. CSCW3, Article 23, pp. 1 – 23. https://doi.org/10.1145/3432933.  (Best Paper Award for Diversity & Inclusion).

Asipade, A.* & Thomas, J.O., Rankin, Y. (2021). Implementing Community-Based Participatory Design and Mixed Methods to Capture and Analyze Mental Models of no/low Literate Users.  Accepted to the IEEE 9th International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI) August 2021. (Best Student Paper Award for the Human Factors Research Track).

Rankin, Y. & Thomas, J.O. (2020).  The Intersectional Experiences of Black Women in Computing.  In Zhang & Sherriff (Eds.) Proceedings for the 51st Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2020).

Rankin, Y., Thomas, J.O. & Agharazi, M. (2020). The Role of Familial Influences in African American Women’s Persistence in Computing.  2020 Conference for Research On Equity & Sustained Participation in Computing, Engineering, & Technology (IEEE RESPECT ‘ 20). Portland, OR, March 2020, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1109/RESPECT49803.2020.9272503.

Thomas, J.O., Rankin, Y. & Saunders, Q. (2019). Exploring Collaborative Talk Among African-American Middle-School Girls in the Context of Game Design for Social Change.  In Lu & Hunt (Eds.) Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, October 2019, Volume 35, Number 4, pp. 80 – 89.

Rankin, Y., Thomas, J. O. & Irish, I.* (2019). Food For Thought: Supporting African American Women’s Computational Algorithmic Thinking in an Intro CS Course. In Heckman, S. and Zhang, J. (Eds.) (2019). Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (ACM SIGCSE), Minneapolis, MN, February 2019, pp. 641 - 646.

Thomas, J. O., Joseph, N., Williams, A.*, Crum, C.*, Burge, J. (2018). Speaking Truth To Power: Exploring the Intersectional Experiences of Black women in Computing. In J. Payton and G. Thiruvathukal (Eds.). (2018).  Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference for Research On Equity & Sustained Participation in Computing, Engineering, & Technology (IEEE RESPECT ‘ 18). Baltimore, MD, USA: IEEE Xplore, pp. 1 - 8. doi: 10.1109/RESPECT.2018.8491718  (Best Research Paper Award Winner).