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

Authors: Esnard, Talia, Cobb-Roberts, Deirdre

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Talia Esnard is Lecturer in the Department of Behavioural Sciences at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus, Trinidad and Tobago.
Deirdre Cobb-Roberts is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at the University of South Florida, USA.

Reviews

“This amazingly relevant study offers a significant advance to a number of existing research fields, among them, Caribbean Migration Studies, Black Women's Studies, Race and Higher Education, and Critical Race Studies. It presents an impressive articulation and theorizing of ‘comparative intersectionality’ using qualitative methodologies, which gives the authors the means to engage a subject often not discussed in relational and situated terms, bringing the Afro-Caribbean and African American experiences to the forefront for close study.  This allows the reader to understand the individualized dramas that Black women academics describe and the larger racialized gender patterns we live every day.” (Carole Boyce Davies, Professor of English and Africana Studies, Cornell University, USA)“This work explores the complexities of the professional and personal lives of Black women in academe in the Caribbean and the United States. Their comparative intersectional approach centers Black women’s lived experiences, resulting in a new analysis of historical and contemporary scholarship, new comparative research, and new approaches to understanding how to support these women in their academic journeys toward tenure and beyond.” (Tamara Bertrand Jones, Associate Professor of Higher Education, Florida State University, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Stony Road We Trod: Black Women, Education, and Tenure

    Esnard, Talia (et al.)

    Pages 1-46

  • Changing Educational Landscapes: The Challenge of Academic Capitalism

    Esnard, Talia (et al.)

    Pages 47-65

  • Experiences of Black Women in Academe: A Comparative Analysis

    Esnard, Talia (et al.)

    Pages 67-98

  • Black Women in Higher Education: Toward Comparative Intersectionality

    Esnard, Talia (et al.)

    Pages 99-133

  • Comparative Intersectionality: An Intra-Categorical Approach

    Esnard, Talia (et al.)

    Pages 135-154

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89686-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89685-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Women, Academe, and the Tenure Process in the United States and the Caribbean
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89686-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89686-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89685-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 520
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