1st Edition

Global Perspectives on Microaggressions in Higher Education Understanding and Combating Covert Violence in Universities

Edited By Christine Cho, Julie Corkett Copyright 2023
    254 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    254 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book recognizes microaggression as a pervasive issue in colleges and universities around the world and offers critical analyses of the local and institutional contexts in which such incidences of violence and discrimination occur.

    Authors from Egypt, Barbados, South Africa, Canada, and the United States explore the origins and forms of microaggression which impact students, faculty, and staff in higher education and address issues including xenophobia, sexual violence, linguistic discrimination, and racial prejudice. Drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks and utilizing empirical, qualitative, and ethnographic methods to consider microaggressions perpetrated by both students and staff, each chapter proposes practical ways to prevent violence through education, student agency, policy, and leadership.

    This book offers a contemporary global dialogue with educators and is vital reading for educators and administrators in higher education.

    1. Introduction

    Christine L. Cho and Julie K. Corkett

    Section 1: Microaggressions Impacting Students and Professors

    2. Brave Spaces, Brave Facilitators, Brave Conversations: Microaggressions in the Online Environment 

    Christine L. Cho and Julie K. Corkett

    3. Linguistic Racism, Deficit Constructions, and the Othering of International Students

    Christina Page

    4. Crazy Rich Asian International Students: The Model Minority Myth and Microaggressions between Asian International and Asian American Students in Higher Education

    Talitha Angelica (Angel) Acaylar Trazo and Woohee Kim

    5. Portraits of Preservice Candidate Microaggressive Complaint Patterns

    Miriam Hirsch

    6. Incivility in Science Teacher Education: What Are We Actually Teaching and Learning?

    Wafaa Mohammed Moawad Abd-El-Aal and Astrid Steele

    Section 2: Understanding Wider Societal Causes of Microaggression in Higher Education Contexts

    7. The Intersection of Social Inequities and Marginalization in Education: Towards a Praxis

    Munacinga Simatele

    8. Ableist Microaggressions in the Academy: An Examination of "Blind Review"

    Danielle E. Lorenz

    9. Students’ RateMyProfessors.com Evaluations as Antecedents of Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility: A Theoretical Examination

    Mercy C. Oyet and Theresa A. Chika-James

    10. Did I Offend You? I Did Not Mean To! Dismantling Microaggressions towards Historically Marginalised Groups in Education

    Jason Marshall, Darcia Roache, and Stanley Bruce Thomson

    Section 3: Looking Forward: Resistance within Higher Education Environments

    11. Confronting Microaggressions within and beyond the Academy: Narratives of an Anti-Racism Network

    Kamal Arora, Adrienne Chan, and Awneet Sivia

    12. Understanding Gendered Microaggressions as Part of Systems of Oppression in Academic STEM Workplaces

    Rebecca L. Warner, Kali Furman, Michelle K. Bothwell, Dwaine Plaza, and Bonnie Ruder

    13. The Use of the Reflective Personal Narrative to Mend Microaggressions and Microinsults of the Preservice Teacher

    Melina Alexander and Stephanie Speicher

    14. Conclusion

    Christine L. Cho and Julie K. Corkett


    Christine L. Cho is a Professor at Nipissing University’s Schulich School of Education, Canada.


    Julie K. Corkett is a Professor at Nipissing University’s Schulich School of Education, Canada.