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Editors: Harriet Curtis-Boles, Diane M. Adams, Valata Jenkins-Monroe (Alliant International University, San Francisco, California)
Book Description:
This book provides a compelling and informative look into the experiences of women of color in academia. Using personal and scholarly narrative the women in the book convey a poignant and richly descriptive account of the challenges they faced, the strategies they employed for survival and thriving, and the contributions they made to transform their institutions. From the seasoned faculty member and academic administrator to the entering graduate student, it is a must read book for women of color in academia. They will resonate to the voices of the women in the book, and hear their needs articulated in perceptive and practical ways. In the tradition of critical race theory, this book also fulfills the purpose of providing White professionals and students a new perspective of the personal and professional world of women of color in academia as represented through their eyes and realities. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:

About the Editors

Author affiliations

(Harriet Curtis-Boles)

Part I: The Challenges Of Academia: What Doesn’t Kill us Makes us Stronger

Chapter 1: An African American Woman’s Experience in the Academy: Negotiating Cultures
(Harriet Curtis-Boles) (pp. 1-19)

Chapter 2: When Do you Feel Most White? Finding the Color of My Authorial Voice
(Ana Guisela Chupina) (pp. 21-33)

Chapter 3: Racism, Trauma and Being the Other in the Classroom
(Diane M. Adams) (pp. 35-46)

Chapter 4: Navigating the Academic World: The Importance of Meaningful Relationships in Fostering and Maintaining Fluid Identify as a Female Faculty of Color
(Yuki Okubo) (pp. 47-61)

Chapter 5: Who am I (swit i? Skwist) as an American Indian Woman in Academia: Traversing Two Worlds
(Alison J. Boyd-Ball) (pp. 63-75)

Part II: How I Got Over: Surviving and Thriving

Chapter 6: "Si, se Puede…Yes, we Can” - How a Collectivistic Worldview Provides a Different Perspective on Surviving and Thriving in Academia
(Louise M. Baca) (pp. 79-87)

Chapter 7: How I Got Over: Supports and Life Lines in My Journey to the Academy
(Valata Jenkins-Monroe) (pp. 89-98)

Chapter 8: Resisting Power to Survive and Thrive in Academia
(Brenda J. Allen) (pp. 99-105)

Chapter 9: Herstory: ‘Like White On Rice’… Resilience, Perseverance and Strategic Mechanisms to Survive the Complexities of the Academy
(Lenore A. Tate)(pp. 106-120)

Chapter 10: Taking Matters into My Own Hands: A Strategy for Surviving the Culture of Academia
(Claudia Hearst Curry) (pp. 121-130)

Chapter 11: Personal Transformation through Student Mentoring
(Jyotsna Sanzgiri) (pp. 131-141)

Part III: Transforming the Institution: Women of Color’s Unique Contributions to the Academy

Chapter 12: How Many Latinas Does it Take? Reflections of 30 Years of Life in the Academy
(Yvette Flores) (pp. 145-153)

Chapter 13: Advancing through the Ranks: Challenges and Transformations
(Jean Lau Chin) (pp. 155-164)

Chapter 14: The Paradox of the Margin: Advantages for Institutional Transformation
(Kumea Shorter-Gooden) (pp. 165-175)

(Diane Adams, Valata Jenkins-Monroe and Harriet Curtis-Boles) (pp. 177-185)


      Women's Issues
      Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: pp. 191
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-401-8
   Status: AV
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