Imposter Syndrome – Experiences of BIPOC Graduate Students

FEB 18, 2021 | 12:00 PM TO 1:30 PM



Online Event


February 18, 2021: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM




The Wellness Center


This workshop is centered on the experiences of BIPOC graduate students.

Imposter syndrome is pervasive among graduate students and characterized by students’ belief that they are undeserving of being in graduate school and a feeling that they are “a fraud.”

This often leads to anxiety and depression which makes completing an advanced degree even more daunting. This is particularly salient for some BIPOC graduate students who enter graduate school already feeling that their experiences are not represented by the faculty who teach them and fearing that they will further be underestimated, misunderstood and marginalized.

The presenters will discuss how race-based trauma, including racial battle fatigue, police brutality, and intergenerational trauma, compound the challenge for students from these marginalized groups. Participants will have the opportunity to personalize the information presented by discussing strategies to reduce and manage the negative impact of the Imposter Syndrome.

Facilitators: Dr. Daam Barker and Elisa Cameron-Niang, LMHC

Please note that this workshop is open to registered graduate students of the CUNY Graduate Center & Journalism School only.

Register in advance for this meeting using your GC or School of Journalism email address.

Zoom Expectations Attendees are encouraged to participate in this workshop. Therefore, we ask that you keep your video and audio on especially during the introduction phase.