Edited By sj Miller and Nelson M. Rodriguez
Queers have been part of the academy since its creation. Fear and institutional policies, however, have created constraints that have kept those academics from being their authentic selves. Our work attempts to document part of that process and bring voice to those scholars who refuse to let past be prelude to future. We are deeply honored to have amassed such brave and forthright scholars who honor us, the field, and each other to advance collective understanding and empathy toward those we work with in the academy, the students we serve, the colleagues with whom we interact, and those coming into and being mentored and apprenticed to serve within the academy. We hope these memoirs offer healing to those who have been traumatized by institutional neglect and overt abuse and hope to the now and future of all those beautiful souls currently in and coming into education.
sj thanks Nelson, one of the most fabulous, passionate, and queer intellectuals sj has ever met. Thank you for inviting me to work and learn alongside you. Nelson thanks sj for being, well, amazing. What an honor and privilege it has been to work with someone as talented, thoughtful, and brilliant as sj Miller. sj also wants to thank my chosen family: Cynthia Tyson, JA Alston, Shirley Steinberg, Eelco Buitenhuls, Susan Groenke, Kevin Kumashiro, Nicole Sieben, Amber Kim, Alison and Jason Boardman, Nicole Plotkin, Kristen Renn, Cynthia Lewis, Penny Pence, Les Burns, David Kirkland, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Jessica Zacher,...
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