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Future of Minority Studies

The Truly Diverse Faculty

New Dialogues in American Higher Education

Editors: Fryberg, S., Martínez, E. (Eds.)

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Many universities in the twenty-first century claim "diversity" as a core value, but fall short in transforming institutional practices. The disparity between what universities claim as a value and what they accomplish in reality creates a labyrinth of barriers, challenges, and extra burdens that junior faculty of color must negotiate, often at great personal and professional risk. This volume addresses these obstacles, first by foregrounding essays written by junior faculty of color and second by pairing each essay with commentary by senior university administrators. These two university constituencies play crucial roles in diversifying the academy, but rarely have an opportunity to candidly engage in dialogue. This volume harnesses the untapped collective knowledge in these constituencies, revealing how diversity claims, when poorly conceived and under-actualized, impact the university as an intellectual work environment and as a social filter for innovative ideas.

About the authors

Kal Alston, Syracuse University, USA Monisha Bajaj, University of San Francisco, USA Nancy Cantor, Rutgers University, USA Mari Castañeda, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA Luis Fraga, University of Washington, USA Phillip Atiba Goff, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Michael Hames-García, University of Oregon, USA James A. Larimore, New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Daniel Little, University of Michigan, USA Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University, USA Nana Osei-Kofi, Oregon State University, USA Victoria Plaut, University of California, Berkeley, USA John Riofrio, College of William and Mary, USA Denise Sekaquaptewa, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA Robert N. Shelton, Research Corporation for Science Advancement Carol Stabile, University of Oregon, USA Kecia Thomas, University of Georgia, USA Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, University of California, Irvine, USA

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"The Truly Diverse Faculty will be the 'go to' book for university leaders who aspire to create, nurture, and sustain a diverse faculty but who too frequently fail to grasp what that goal requires of our higher education institutions. It gives administrators and faculty personnel committees a compelling analysis of what often goes awry when faculty newcomers to the professoriate are hired and expected to simply fit in with existing, narrow standards of excellence. It provides powerful examples of institutional failures when common diversity narratives convey that faculty of color strive for success but fall short, not because of normative and procedural shortcomings of institutions but because of their own weaknesses. Fortunately, this book also offers equally powerful examples of institutional successes approaches to creating a truly diverse faculty that work. Importantly, although geared to a higher education audience, this book has much to offer to other institutions that also must diversify to represent and connect with increasingly diverse clients, customers, and colleagues." - Patricia Gurin, Nancy Cantor Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women's Studies, Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, and Director of Research, Program on Intergroup Relations, University of Michigan, USA


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Constructed Strugglers

    Fryberg, Stephanie A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-34

  • Models of Success in the Academy

    Plaut, Victoria C.

    Pages 35-67

  • Junior Faculty of Color in the Corporate University

    Osei-Kofi, Nana

    Pages 69-96

  • On Being the Solo Faculty Member of Color

    Sekaquaptewa, Denise

    Pages 99-124

  • Saying “No” to Whiteness

    Goff, Phillip Atiba

    Pages 125-155

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Truly Diverse Faculty
Book Subtitle
New Dialogues in American Higher Education
Editors
  • S. Fryberg
  • E. Martínez
Series Title
Future of Minority Studies
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45606-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137456069
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45605-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 302
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