Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators. The narratives are filled with wit, wisdom, and concrete recommendations, and provide a window into the struggles of professional women in a racially stratified but increasingly multicultural America.
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About the Author
Yolanda Flores Niemann (Ph.D., Psychology, 1992, University of Houston) is professor of psychology at the University of North Texas.
Carmen G. González (J.D. 1988, Harvard Law School) is professor of law at Seattle University.
Angela P. Harris (J.D. 1986, University of Chicago) is professor of law at UC Davis.
Table of ContentsContents Acknowledgments Foreword - Bettina Aptheker Introduction - Angela P. Harris and Carmen G. González Part I: General Campus Climate Introduction - Brenda J. Allen 1. Facing Down the Spooks - Angela Mae Kupenda 2. Waking Up to Privilege: Intersectionality and Opportunity - Stephanie A. Shields 3. A Prostitute, a Servant, and a Customer-Service Representative: A Latina in Academia - Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo 4. Black/Out: The White Face of Multiculturalism and the Violence of the Canadian Academic Imperial Project - Delia D. Douglas 5. They Forgot Mammy Had a Brain - Sherrée Wilson 6. Present and Unequal: A Third-Wave Approach to Voice Parallel Experiences in Managing Oppression and Bias inthe Academy - Kimberly R. Moffitt, Heather E. Harris, and Diane A. Forbes Berthoud 7. Navigating the Academic Terrain: The Racial and Gender Politics of Elusive Belonging - Linda Trinh Võ Part II: Faculty/Student Relationships Introduction - John F. Dovidio 8. Visibly Invisible: The Burden of Race and Gender for Female Students of Color Striving for an Academic Career in the Sciences - Deirdre M. Bowen 9. Stepping in and Stepping out: Examining the Way Anticipatory Career Socialization Impacts Identity Negotiation of African American Women in Academia - Cerise L. Glenn 10. Silence of the Lambs - Angela Onwuachi-Willig 11. On Being Special - Serena Easton 12. Are Student Teaching Evaluations Holding Back Women and Minorities?: The Perils of “Doing” Gender and Race in the Classroom - Sylvia R. Lazos 13. Notes toward Racial and Gender Justice Ally Practice in Legal Academia - Dean Spade 14. Where’s the Violence? The Promise and Perils of Teaching Women of Color Studies - Grace Chang Part III: Networks of Allies Introduction - Nancy Cantor 15. Working across Racial Lines in a Not-So-Post-Racial World - Margalynne J. Armstrong and Stephanie M. Wildman 16. Native Women Maintaining Their Culture in the White Academy - Michelle M. Jacob 17. Dis/Jointed Appointments: Solidarity amidst Inequity, Tokenism, and Marginalization - Michelle A. Holling, May C. Fu, and Roe Bubar 18. What’s Love Got to Do with It?: Life Teachings from Multiracial Feminism - Kari Lerum 19. Sharing Our Gifts - Beth A. Boyd Part IV: Social Class in Academia Introduction - Samuel H. Smith 20. Igualadas - Francisca de la Riva-Holly 21. The Port Hueneme of My Mind: The Geography of Working-Class Consciousness in One Academic Career - Constance G. Anthony 22. On Community in the Midst of Hierarchy (and Hierarchy in the Midst of Community) - Ruth Gordon Part V: Tenure and Promotion Introduction - Deena J. González 23. The Making of a Token: A Case Study of Stereotype Threat, Stigma, Racism, and Tokenism in Academe - Yolanda Flores Niemann 24. Lessons from a Portrait: Keep Calm and Carry On - Adrien Katherine Wing 25. “No hay mal que por bien no venga”: A Journey to Healing as a Latina, Lesbian Law Professor - Elvia R. Arriola 26. La Lucha: Latinas Surviving Political Science - Jessica Lavariega Monfo 27. Free at Last! No More Performance Anxieties in theAcademy ’cause Stepin Fetchit Has Left the Building - Mary-Antoinette Smith 28. African American Women in the Academy: Quelling the Myth of Presumed Incompetence - Sherri L. Wallace, Sharon E. Moore, Linda L. Wilson, and Brenda G. Hart 29. The Experiences of an Academic “Misfit” - Kelly Ervin 30. Lessons from the Experiences of Women of Color Workingin Academia - Yolanda Flores Niemann Afterword - Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs References Contributors Index
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Engaging and insightful. This is an eye-opening book about the obstacles faced by female faculty of color teaching in predominantly white universities. It describes in intimate detail the chilly campus climate faced by highly credentialed and accomplished female faculty from traditionaly underrepresented groups. The narratives are powerful and moving. But the book does more than simply describe the problems. It concludes with a detailed list of solutions. This book should be required reading for university presidents, provosts, and deans.
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