Counternarratives from Women of Color Academics: Bravery, Vulnerability, and Resistance

1st Edition

Manya Whitaker, Eric Anthony Grollman

Published July 3, 2018
Reference - 168 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138610903 - CAT# K389099
Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

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This book documents the lived experiences of women of color academics who have leveraged their professional positions to challenge the status quo in their scholarship, teaching, service, activism, and leadership. By presenting reflexive work from various vantage points within and outside of the academy, contributors document the cultivation of mentoring relationships, the use of administrative roles to challenge institutional leadership, and more. Through an emphasis on the various ways in which women of color have succeeded in the academy—albeit with setbacks along the way—this volume aims to change the discourse surrounding women of color academics: from a focus on trauma and mere survival to a focus on courage and thriving.

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