Mariama N. Nagbe is a proud native of Detroit, MI and Ph.D. candidate studying higher education at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Sociology, and two Masters Degrees in Social Work and Higher Education from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. As a macro organizational behavior scholar, much of her work is anchored by a commitment to liberation as she seeks to investigate how institutional racism and other forms of oppression manifests within the structures, ideologies, policies, and practices of organizations within the knowledge production enterprise. Currently, her work examines the racialized organizational context of (Black) doctoral socialization at historically white institutions. Overall, her research agenda bends toward criticality in an interdisciplinary context, which sits at the crux between critical organizational theory, Black intellectual thought, history, and higher education.
Mariama is actively on the academic job market in search of a tenure-track faculty position at a leading research institution, and ultimately aims to become an academic administrator. At this level, she hopes to use her scholarship, pedagogy of consciousness, and community-engaged service to transform how institutional practices and policies of organizations within the knowledge production enterprise centers organizational justice and equity in their structures and approaches, while mentoring young scholars with the intent to increase underrepresented groups in academia.