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Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty of Color Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy
Research demonstrates that faculty of color in historically white institutions experience higher levels of discrimination, cultural taxation, and emotional labor than their white colleagues. Despite efforts to recruit minority faculty, all of these factors undermine their scholarship, pedagogy, social experiences, promotion and retention. This edited volume builds upon the ...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published February 8th 2017 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published 2017)
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This collection of “letters” from faculty of color in higher ed addressed to a range of audiences, both specific and general, is heartbreaking. Not only were the insights into the depth of distress others have felt being an Only or a Lonely in a department, meeting, classroom, etc. but the familiarity of experiences that I’ve seen and felt at all levels of eduction, not just higher ed, leaves me a bit out of breath. I do appreciate that each chapter concludes with additional letters addressed ba ...more
This is an interesting text in the form of bunches of letters about working as a minority faculty member in academia. Juan Battle's essay on mentoring and tenure is probably something anyone in academia should read. A good selection for any conversation about improving inclusivity and diversity.
A powerful and informative window into the experiences of POC in higher education ... how the microagressions and macroaggressions, racism, misogyny and elitism have impacted their lives in academia on a regular basis. The text is arranged in a series of letters written by faculty of color, and the letters are mesmerizing, heartbreaking, hopeful and powerful. All individuals, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or religious affiliation, should read this work to understand the trials and tribul ...more