Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Journal Award

The Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Journal Collection offers an annual award for newly published research or thinking that has been recognized to be outstanding by members of the Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network.

Award Winners for Volume 17

Does Diversity Really Matter?: The Interplay between Students’ Race and Their Teachers’ Level of Cultural Responsiveness

The United States continues to experience a persistent academic achievement gap between European American students and students of color from historically marginalized groups. In response, many researchers have found that culturally responsive educators are able to significantly reduce achievement gaps. In an attempt to better understand the achievement gap and cultural responsiveness, the researchers examined whether teachers’ level of cultural responsiveness differed based on the racial makeup of the student body. Using several theories, as identified in “Culturally Responsive Educational Theories” (2013), a culturally responsive survey was developed and administered to measure teachers’ initial level of cultural responsiveness. The study revealed that teachers who taught in schools with higher percentages of students of color had higher levels of overall cultural responsiveness as well as higher levels of cultural responsiveness as it relates to their efficacy and as it relates to their perspectives on students’ views and values. The findings strongly suggest that culturally responsive qualities are enhanced when educators have greater exposure to diverse learners.

Past Award Winners

Volume 16

Bonding and Bridging Social Capital among an Ethnic Minority Group: The Case of the Japanese Community in the Greater Boston Area

Hitomi Naganuma, Megumi Inoue, and Margaret Lombe, The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review, Volume 16, pp.15–24


Volume 15

Engagement with Place: Cairo as Classroom

Fayyaz Vellani, The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review, Volume 15, pp.1–12


Volume 14

Racialized Teachers and Role-Model Hypothesis

Robin Liu Hopson, The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review, Volume 13, pp. 22–33


Volume 13

Economic Inequality and Inter-group Relations: Analyses Based on the Minorities at Risk Dataset

Agnes Katalin Koos, The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review, Volume 13, pp.1–21


Volume 12

The Emergence of Australia’s Business Migration Program and Entrepreneurial Diversity Policy

Patrick Brownlee, The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review, Volume 12, pp.15–31


Volume 11

European Disintegration: Tendencies of Renationalization within the European Union and its Impact on the Common Labor Market and EU Consumer Markets

Thomas Köllen, International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp.117–138


Volume 10

Measuring the Effect of Diversity Interventions at a South African Residential University

Vivian de Klerk and Sarah Radloff, International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp.25–46


Volume 9

Perceptions of the Impact of Positive Action in EU and non-EU Countries

Uduak Archibong, Jite Eferakorho, Aliya Darr, Andy Scally, Karl Atkin, Carol Baxter, Mark R. D. Johnson, Mark Bell, Lisa Waddington, Katrin Wladasch, Tara Bedard, Oluyinka Adejumo, Phyllis Sharps, and Pat Bradshaw, International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp.111–124


Volume 8

Appropriation or Approximation: The Emergence of Intermediate Horizons

De La Rosa Sybille, International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp.235–240