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Faculty Identities and the Challenge of Diversity

Reflections on Teaching in Higher Education, 1st Edition


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This book focuses on understanding the experiences of faculty members of various races/ethnicities and genders and their classroom encounters with students in the United States. It illustrates some of the dynamics for faculty members facing the challenges and opportunities the diversity presents.


“[This book] will benefit faculty and administrators seeking to better understand, promote, and implements solutions regarding various diversities in university contexts.”

—Reflective Teaching

Table of Contents

Part I: Background and Contexts 1. The State of Research with Faculty Identities in Higher Educational Classrooms and Institutional Contexts 2. Issues of Research Design and Reflexivity 3. A Schematic for Analyzing Conflict in the University Classroom Part II: Difference and Diversity in Classroom Interactions 4. How Race and Gender Shape Perceived Challenges to Classroom Authority and Expertise 5. Identity, Power, and Conflict: Pedagogical Strategies for Successful Classroom Peer Dynamics 6. Responding to “Hot Button Issues”: Pedagogical Approaches to Racial Conflict in the Classroom Part III: Examinations of the Role of Identity 7. Racial Practices in the Classroom: White Faculty’s Pedagogical Enactments That Reproduce and/or Transform White Dominance 8. Race, Gender, and Bodily (Mis)Recognitions: Women of Color Faculty Experiences with White Students 9. Putting Their Bodies Off the Line: The Response of Men Faculty of Color to Classroom-Based Conflict Part IV: Larger Contexts . . . and Change 10. “Why Don’t You Get Somebody New to Do It?”: Race, Gender, and Identity Taxation in the Academy 11. Advocates for Diversity . . . Or Not: Faculty Members as Change-Agents? 12. Challenge, Advocacy, and Change

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General