Theory, Research, & Praxis
Edited By Donald Jr. Mitchell, Charlana Simmons and Lindsay A. Greyerbiehl
s a diverse range of identities, highlighting narratives of often unheard communities, and integrating race, gender, class, sexuality, and nativity in new ways. The contributing authors manage to hold on to the complexity of intersectionality, while also creating accessible space for scholars and practitioners to understand, engage, and explore intersectional concepts. Collectively, this work urges us to be reflective about the structures that reinforce our experiences of oppression and privilege as well as the experiences of others, and provides us with thoughtful strategies that can ultimately lead us to more equitable communities.” —Kimberly A. Griffin, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park “This book illustrates the potential for the lens of intersectionality to inform how higher education scholars and practitioners respond to changing identities in the U.S. population. The authors illuminate the experiences of underexplored identities in higher education, call for us to recognize that no one can be reduced to one or two identities, and provide us with the tools to do so. Importantly, the contributors reveal the role of privilege as well as marginality in shaping higher education experiences and illustrate how higher education personnel can address the complexities of simultaneously experiencing both conditions. To advance intersectionality’s potential to influence social transformation, the book demonstrates how this lens can foster more inclusive environments for faculty, practitioners, and students from diverse social and economic backgrounds. Together, the authors offer many empirical examples of how higher education personnel can effect institutional change in this direction. This book pushes faculty, scholars,...
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