1st Edition

Confronting Equity and Inclusion Incidents on Campus Lessons Learned and Emerging Practices

Edited By Hannah Oliha-Donaldson Copyright 2021
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    This timely book unpacks critical incidents occurring on college and university campuses across the nation. Featuring the voices of faculty, staff, and students, this edited volume offers an interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) challenges at the intersections of race, class, gender, and socioeconomic status, while illuminating lessons learned and promising practices. The narratives in this book articulate contemporary challenges, unpack real events, and explore both failed and successful responses, ultimately shining a spotlight on emerging solutions and opportunities for change.

    Marrying theory and practice, Confronting Equity and Inclusion Incidents on Campus provides a framework for building more inclusive campuses that embody equity and the values of community. A key resource for professionals, students, and scholars of higher education, this volume provides understanding for fostering educational spaces that cultivate belonging among all members of higher education communities, including those historically underrepresented and marginalized.


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    Part I: Introduction

    1 Contesting Marginality and Traditions of Silence: Resisting Diversity’s Failures and Assumed Centers, and Setting the Course for Change

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    2 A Genealogy of "Diversity": From the 1960s to Problematic Diversity Agendas and Contemporary Activism

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    3 Dismantling the Trifecta of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Illusion of Heterogeneity

    Tina M. Harris

    Part II: Interpersonal Context: Critical Conversations

    4 Scholar-Mothers Navigating Maternal Microaggressions in the Academy: "You Should Be Home Snuggling Your Baby"

    Lisa S. Kaler, Leah N. Fulton, Zer Vang, and Michael J. Stebleton

    5 Managing the Classroom as a Military Veteran and Graduate Instructor: "Please Don’t Call Me By My First Name"

    Dianna N. Watkins-Dickerson

    Part III: Organizational Context: Pedagogical Limitations and Opportunities

    6 Pedagogical Failures: Challenging Assumed Centers and Engendering Community Through Personal and Pedagogical Reflexivity

    Meggie Mapes

    7 Envisioning Equity and Inclusion Through Art

    Audra Buck-Coleman and Rashawn Ray

    Part IV: Organizational Context: Becoming a Diversity Worker, Planning for Change, and Crafting Pathways Forward

    8 Muslim Students Combatting Institutional Inertia with Participatory-Action Research

    Saugher Nojan

    9 BIPOC Students Using Polyvocal Narratives, Co-Witnessing, and Spectral Engagement: "Seen" But Not Heard

    Meshell Sturgis, Brian J. Evans, Anjuli Brekke, Andrea Delgado, and Erin Lee

    10 Becoming Professors of Equity at San Diego State University: Reflecting on Professional Seminars on Implicit Biases and Microaggressions

    Yea-Wen Chen, Feion Villodas, Felicia Black, Sureshi Jayawardene, Roberto Hernandez, Daniel L. Reinholz, and Thierry Devos

    Part V: Organizational Context: Dealing with Organizational Culture and Climate

    11 Experiencing Symbolic and Linguistic Violence at Predominately White Institutions as Student and Professor

    Angela N. Gist-Mackey

    12 Accented Others, Women, and Immigrants: A Conversation about Institutional Stalling and Dismissal

    Anne C. Dotter and Cécile Accilien

    Part VI: Community and Structural Challenges: Managing the Effects of Social Tensions

    13 ‘The Blackface Incident’: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Under Fire at a Southern Women’s College

    Jade C. Huell and Crystal U. Davis

    14 The Ripple Effect of Bias, Hate, and Activism: A Nation in Crisis, a Campus in Turmoil, and Pathways Forward

    Cherese F. Fine, Kendra D. Stewart-Tillman, DeOnte T. Brown, and Jerad E. Green

    Part VII: Conclusion

    15 Dealing with the Past and Preparing for "Diversity’s" Future: "Wicked" Problems and Multilevel Solutions for Higher Education

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    Hannah Oliha-Donaldson is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas, USA.