Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia

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Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. González, Angela P. Harris
University Press of Colorado, May 21, 2012 - Education - 512 pages
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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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Inspiring and gripping collection of essays about the experiences of women of color in the academic workplace. The book is startling in its candor and should be read by both men and women within and ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
General Campus Climate
Introduction
Intersectionality and Opportunity
The White Face of Multiculturalism and the Violence
They Forgot Mammy Had a Brain
A ThirdWave Approach to Voice Parallel
Native Women Maintaining Their Culture in the White Academy
Solidarity amidst Inequity Tokenism
Life Teachings from Multiracial
Sharing Our Gifts
Samuel H Smith
The Geography of Working
On Community in the Midst of Hierarchy and Hierarchy in
Deena J González

The Racial and Gender Politics
The Burden of Race and Gender for Female
Examining the Way Anticipatory
Silence of the Lambs
On Being Special
Are Student Teaching Evaluations Holding Back Women
Notes toward Racial and Gender Justice Ally Practice in Legal
Wheres the Violence? The Promise and Perils of Teaching
Introduction
Keep Calm and Carry
A Journey to Healing as
Latinas Surviving Political Science
Quelling the Myth
The Experiences of an Academic Misfit
Afterword
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs
Index

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Yolanda Flores Niemann (PhD, Psychology, University of Houston, 1992) is professor of psychology at the University of North Texas.

Angela P. Harris (JD, University of Chicago, 1986) is professor of law at UC Davis.

Carmen G. González (JD, Harvard Law School, 1988) is professor of law at Seattle University.

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs (MA and PhD, Stanford University, 2000) is professor of modern languages and women studies at Seattle University.

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