The ivory tower : perspectives of women of color in higher education
- edited by Kimetta R. Hairston and Tawannah G. Allen
- Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
- Physical description
- 1 online resource
- Includes bibliographical references and index
- Foreword Linda C. Tillman Acknowledgments Introduction: Empowering Women of Color in Academia Kimetta R. Hairston and Tawannah G. Allen Part I: Beginning the Journey in Academia
- Chapter 1. Watching and Waiting to Exhale: Affirming Black Women in Academia Ayanna M. Lynch, Kim Brittingham Barnett, and Makeba T. Green
- Chapter 2. From Underdog to Accomplished: Persevering through Unexpected Challenges Nina Jacks
- Chapter 3. Resilience: A Prideful Term of Perseverance and Descriptor of Unspoken Challenges Endured Bianca Nixon, Diamond Melendez, and Comfort Boateng
- Chapter 4. "Voluntold": A Framework for Contextualizing Black Women's Negative Experiences in the Academy Marie Parfait-Davis Part II: Advancing Through
- Chapter 5. The Work We Must Do: Toward an Understanding of How Early Career Black Women Faculty Navigate Their Place in Higher Education Miyoshi Juergensen and Tamela C. Thomas
- Chapter 6. Lost and Found: A Tale of Two Black Women Seeking Solidarity within Academia Erica-Brittany Horhn and Sharon Lassiter
- Chapter 7. From Clinical to Tenure-Track Faculty: Scholarly Reflections of Teaching and Learning Joy Kennedy Part III: Mentorship or Sponsorship
- Chapter 8. Engineer or Test Pilot: Naming and Claiming a Successful Mentoring Relationship Yolanda F. Holt
- Chapter 9. The Importance of Developing Effective Mentor-Mentee Relationships in Academia: The Perspectives of Two Women of Color in STEM Angela D. Broadnax and Veronica A. Segarra
- Chapter 10. Bringing in Afrocentric Values to Mentor African American Students Annie Ruth Leslie
- Chapter 11. Latina Identity and Belonging in Academia Mariela A. Rodriguez Part IV: Thriving...Not Just Surviving
- Chapter 12. I Ain't Sorry: Establishing Boundaries in the Pursuit of Wholeness with JOY Brandi Hinnant-Crawford
- Chapter 13. No Crystal Stair: Black Women Reaching Landings and Turning Corners in Library and Information Science (LIS) Shamella Cromartie and Shaundra Walker
- Chapter 14. Triple Threat: Thriving as a Black Woman Mathematician Dandrielle Lewis
- Chapter 15. Getting Published: A Black Woman's Journey to Tenure and Promotion Dionne V. McLaughlin Afterword Aminta H. Breaux About the Editors and Contributors.
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- Publisher's summary
The Ivory Tower: Perspectives of Women of Color in Higher Education highlights the voices of women of color in academia. When institutions ignore these voices by continuing to overlook the obstacles and experiences of women of color in higher education, they systematically derail their success. Hearing and understanding the firsthand accounts of women of color is a critical component in the recruitment, retention, and success of women of color. This book serves as the platform for allowing women of color to share their narratives. While it is important to acknowledge that women of color in the academe often face the double-jeopardy of race and gender bias, the chapter authors' personal experiences tout critical themes paramount for responding to these biases. As they rightfully take their place in higher education, these themes include establishing boundaries to promote socio-emotional preservation; recognizing the value of mentorship; becoming resilient during the journey; and acknowledging one's identity to be your authentic self.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- African American women > Education (Higher) > Case studies.
- African American women > Education (Graduate) > Case studies.
- African American women college administrators > Case studies.
- African American women college teachers > Case studies.
- Discrimination in higher education.
- Sex discrimination in higher education.
- Feminism and education.
- Publication date
- Electronic reproduction. Ipswich, MA Available via World Wide Web
- 9781475868258 (pdf)
- 9781475868234 (cloth : acid-free paper)
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