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Research & Resources

Behind the experience of having diverse or frequently mispronounced names, there is science, resources, and news coverage that explores and outlines the impact that our names have on our identity. This list continues to be updated. Check it out! 


  • Dali S, Atasuntseva A, Shankar M, et al. Say My Name: Understanding the Power of Names, Correct Pronunciation, and Personal Narratives. MedEdPORTAL. 2022;18:11284. doi:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11284

  • Kohli R, Solórzano DG. Teachers, please learn our names!: racial microagressions and the K-12 classroom. Race Ethnicity and Education. 2012;15(4):441-462. doi:10.1080/13613324.2012.674026

  • Mitterer H. A "names-as-fixed-effect fallacy" in studies of name-based racial discrimination. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Sep 20;119(38):e2209603119. Epub 2022 Aug 16. PMID: 35972975; PMCID: PMC9499510. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2209603119.

  • Najjar R, Noone J, Reifenstein K. Supporting an Inclusive Environment Through Correct Name Pronunciation. Nurse Educ. 2023;48(1):19-23. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000001285

  • Newman EJ, Sanson M, Miller EK, Quigley-McBride A, Foster JL, Bernstein DM, Garry M. People with easier to pronounce names promote truthiness of claims. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 26;9(2):e88671. PMID: 24586368; PMCID: PMC3935838. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088671.

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