- Equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Graduate student development and socialization
- Racial and gender identity
- Student development theory
- Student affairs and higher education
- American Educational Research Association
- Association for the Study of Higher Education
- ACPA – College Student Educators International
- Ph.D. University of Maryland
- M.S.W. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- B.A. Swarthmore College
Awards and Honors
- Emerging Scholar Designee, ACPA-College Student Educators International, 2016-2018.
- Dissertation of the Year Award, Southern Association for College Student Affairs, 2013.
- Melvene E. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award, Runner-Up, NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education), 2013.
- Robbins, C. K., & Tillapaugh, D. (2018). Emerging Scholars Research Symposium I: The power of dissertation "me-search": Anti-deficit counter-stories from former doctoral students of color. Presented at the annual meeting of ACPA – College Student Educators International, Houston, TX.
- Robbins, C. K. (2017). College experiences that generated racial dissonance: Reflections from cisgender white women in graduate preparation programs. College Student Affairs Journal, 35(2), 57-69. doi:10.1353/csj.2017.0013
- Robbins, C. K., & Jones, S. R. (2016). Negotiating racial dissonance: White women’s narratives of resistance, engagement, and transformative action. Journal of College Student Development, 57(6), 633-651. doi:10.1353/csd.2016.0027
- Robbins, C. K. (2016). White women, racial identity, and learning about racism in graduate preparation programs. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 53(3), 256-268. doi:10.1080/19496591.2016.1143834
- Jones, S. R., LePeau, L. A., & Robbins, C. K. (2013). Exploring the possibilities and limitations of service-learning: A critical analysis of college student narratives about HIV/AIDS. Journal of Higher Education, 84, 213-238. doi:10.1353/jhe.2013.0010
- “Graduate Students’ Social Identity Construction and Socialization to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Virginia Tech, $3,983.60, 2017.
- “Graduate Students’ Social Identity Construction and Socialization to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” (Co-PI), Niles Research Grant, CLAHS, Virginia Tech, $3,000, 2016.
- “Racial Salience among Education Doctoral Students: A Critical Incident Narrative Inquiry” (PI), Emerging Scholar Designee Research Grant, ACPA-College Student Educators International, $3,000, 2016-2018.
Dr. Robbins has more than 15 years of experience in research, teaching, and student and academic affairs practice at public and private colleges and universities. Follow Claire Robbins on Research Gate.