Bridging Cultures: International Women Faculty Transforming the US Academy by Sarah R. Robbins, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Bridging Cultures: International Women Faculty Transforming the US Academy

Bridging Cultures: International Women Faculty Transforming the US Academy

by Sarah R. Robbins
     
 
Bridging Cultures explores the experiences of international women faculty as they acculturate to the US academy. In a series of memoirs shaped by multiple disciplinary perspectives, these women reflect on their gendered personal experiences as “ex-pat” faculty members and set their stories within the larger context of American higher education’s

Overview

Bridging Cultures explores the experiences of international women faculty as they acculturate to the US academy. In a series of memoirs shaped by multiple disciplinary perspectives, these women reflect on their gendered personal experiences as “ex-pat” faculty members and set their stories within the larger context of American higher education’s increasingly international character. Response pieces by scholars drawn from a range of fields and institutional settings situate this project within diverse frameworks. The response pieces will inform and educate faculty, students, and administrators interested in shaping the culture of the academy today. With an introduction focused on their interdisciplinary feminist methodology, an epilogue revisiting the collaborative strategies employed throughout their project, and a set of generative discussion questions, the editors provide numerous tools to support related research and teaching. They also provide a means for professional development for both faculty and administrators.

Click here to see excerpts from the book featured in the Journal of Transnational American Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761854951
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
10/11/2011
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Bridging Cultures offers a much needed, insightful and nuanced portrait of international women faculty in American higher education today. The collection of essays blends compelling narratives and critical analyses that together clarify the complex terrain of academic lives at the precarious intersection of gender, race and international origin in the US Academy. . . . Bridging Cultures is a goldmine for faculty developers, academic administrators, faculty mentors and all those who wish to understand and support international women faculty who are a growing and vital dimension of American higher education. —Deborah DeZure, assistant provost for Faculty and Organizational Development, Michigan State University

Meet the Author

Federica Santini is associate professor of Italian at Kennesaw State University and coordinates their Italian program. Her published works include articles on modern and contemporary Italian poetry, as well as numerous translations and volume contributions. Santini recently completed a new English edition of the anthology I Novissimi in collaboration with Luigi Ballerini.
Sabine H. Smith is associate professor of German at Kennesaw State University. She is the author of Sexual Violence in German Culture: Re-Reading and Re-Writing the Tradition. Her current focuses are on the scholarship of teaching and learning and undergraduates’ service-learning and study abroad experiences.
Sarah R. Robbins is the Lorraine Sherley Professor of Literature at TCU and professor emerita of English at Kennesaw State University. She is the author of Managing Literacy, Mothering America and The Cambridge Introduction to Harriet Beecher Stowe. With historian Ann Pullen, Robbins co-edited and contributed to Nellie Arnott’s Writings on Angola, 1905-1913.

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