Black Women, Academe, and the Tenure Process in the United States and the Caribbean, 1st Edition

  • Talia Esnard
  • Deirdre Cobb-Roberts
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 3319896865
  • ISBN-13: 9783319896861
  • DDC: 305.4
  • 520 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This book explores the meanings, experiences, and challenges faced by Black women faculty that are either on the tenure track or have earned tenure. The authors advance the notion of comparative intersectionality to tease through the contextual peculiarities and commonalities that define their identities as Black women and their experiences with tenure and promotion across the two geographical spaces. By so doing, it works through a comparative treatment of existing social (in)equalities, educational (dis)parities, and (in)justices in the promotion and retention of Black women academics. Such interpretative examinations offer important insights into how Black women's subjugated knowledge and experiences continue to be suppressed within mainstream structures of power and how they are negotiated across contexts. The book provides a comparative focus on the situation, experiences and landscapes of tenure for women faculty of color in the United States (US) and the Caribbean. It explores how stratifying issues such as race, gender, nationality, location and class, intersect to frame the contexts that challenge the performance and professional outcomes for women faculty of color in higher education. It focuses on institutional diversity that examines differences based on research intensity, the nature of the teaching institutes, experiences based on tenure and non-tenure granting institutions and the varied effects on the careers of female academics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Stony Road We Trod: Black Women, Education, and Tenure.
2: Changing Educational Landscapes: The Challenge of Academic Capitalism.
3: Experiences of Black Women in Academe: A Comparative Analysis.
4: Black Women in Higher Education: Toward Comparative Intersectionality.
5: Comparative Intersectionality: An Intra-Categorical Approach.
6: Black Women in Academe: A Duo-Ethnography.
7: Experiences of Black Women in the Caribbean Academy.
8: Afro-Caribbean Women in the US Academy.
9: Black Women in the US Academy.
10: Still We Rise: Struggle, Strength, Survival, and Success.