Through candid discussions and personal counter-narrative stories, Black Faculty in the Academy explores the experiences and challenges faced by faculty of color in academe. Black faculty in predominantly White college and university settings must negotiate multiple and competing identities while struggling with issues of marginality, otherness, and invisible barriers. This important book illuminates how faculty can develop a professional identity that leads to success in academe, while at the same time remaining true to cultural and personal identities. Through rich narratives, chapter authors situate race-related encounters at the center of their experience in an effort to deconstruct and challenge commonly held assumptions about life in academe. They also provide key recommendations and strategies to help faculty of color ensure their continued professional success. Framed by critical race theory, these stories show how faculty can successfully maneuver through all stages of a career in academe, including tenure and promotion, publication, mentoring, networking, teaching, and dealing with institutional climate issues. This valuable book is for faculty and administrators seeking to create an environment that nurtures professional growth and fosters success among Black faculty.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Fred A. Bonner II and Frank Tuitt
I. Black Faculty: Navigating Daily Encounters with Racism
Chapter 2: Acclimating to the institutional climate: There’s a "chill" in the air
Chapter 3: The Life of A Black Male Scholar: Contesting Racial Microaggressions in Academe
Ariel William Moore*
*Denotes pen name used at author’s request
Chapter 4: Social networking and support: No, I don’t know how to play golf
Anton Lewis & Katherine Helm
Chapter 5: Cultural Taxation and The Over Commitment of Service at Predominantly White Institutions
Marjorie Shavers, J. Yasmine Butler, & James L. Moore III
II. Black Faculty: Meaning Making through Multidisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches
Chapter 6: Black Faculty Negotiating the Microaggressions in Scholarship
aretha faye marbley, Leon Rouson, Jiaqi Li, Shih-Han Huang, Colette M. Taylor
Chapter 7: Using Endarkened and Critical Race Feminist Perspectives To Question and Analyze Knowledge Production Narratives
Natasha N. Croom, Lori D. Patton
Chapter 8: Navigating Race-Gendered Microaggressions: The Experiences of a Tenure-Track Black Female Scholar
Dorinda Carter Andrews
Chapter 9: Black Queer (Re)presentation in (White) Academe: I am the Hell and the High Water
III. Black Faculty: Finding Strength through Critical Mentoring Relationships
Chapter 10: Self-Reflection as a Critical Tool in the Life of an Early Career African American Male Scholar
Alonzo M. Flowers
Chapter 11: Engaging Mentoring Relationships in Academia: Hard Lessons Learned
Chapter 12: The critical need for faculty mentoring: Say brother, can you spare the time?
Fred A. Bonner
Chapter 13: Establishing critical relationships with students: That’s not what white professor "X" told us
Fred A. Bonner, II is Professor and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA.
aretha faye marbley is Professor and Director of Community Counseling in Counselor Education at Texas Tech University, USA.
Frank Tuitt is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence at the University of Denver, USA.
Petra A. Robinson is Assistant Professor in the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development at Louisiana State University, USA.
Rosa M. Banda is Research Associate to the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in Education in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA.
Robin L. Hughes is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Higher Education Student Affairs (HESA) at Indiana University Indianapolis, USA.