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Narratives of Marginalized Identities in Higher Education
Inside and Outside the Academy

ISBN 9781138478787
Published August 10, 2018 by Routledge
260 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book features theorized narratives from academics who inhabit marginalized identity positions, including, among others, academics with non-normative genders, sexualities, and relationships; nontenured faculty; racial and ethnic minorities; scholars with HIV, depression and anxiety, and other disabilities; immigrants and international students; and poor and working-class faculty and students. The chapters in this volume explore the ways in which marginalized identities fundamentally shape and impact the academic experience; thus, the contributors in this collection demonstrate how academic outsiderism works both within the confines of their college or university systems, and a broader matrix of community, state, and international relations. With an emphasis on the inherent intersectionality of identity positions, this book addresses the broad matrix of ways academics navigate their particular locations as marginalized subjects.

Table of Contents


Santosh Khadka

Joanna Davis-McElligatt

Keith Dorwick

Chapter 1:

Out of Sight: Academic Otherness and the Paradox of Visibility

Michael Borgstrom

Chapter 2:

Notes from the Dark Side: Scholars in Administration

Bridgette Coble

Sandra Mizumoto Posey

Chapter 3:

On Being the First Black Woman

Joanna Davis-McElligatt

Chapter 4:

Breaking the Silence & Removing the Garb: Revelations from a Working-Class Academic

Katelynn S. DeLuca

Chapter 5:

Othered Moods and Muses: Reflections on Rhetoric, Research, and the Mind

Lauren DiPaula

Chapter 6:

Over It/Not Over It/Getting Over It: Checking White Male Privilege In the Midst of Otherness

Keith Dorwick

Chapter 7:

The Racialised Knowledge Economy

Fataneh Farahani

Suruchi Thapar-Björkert

Chapter 8:

Strangers in a Strange Land

Elena G. Garcia

Ben G. Goodwin

Chapter 9:

To and for Whom Am I Speaking?: Reading and Teaching African American Literature Outside of the United States

Kimiko Hiranuma

Chapter 10:

From the "Third World" to a Third World? Tales of a Nepalese Graduate Student in the USA

Madhav Kafle

Chapter 11:

Worlds Apart: A Third World Academic’s Navigation of US Higher Education and Citizenship

Santosh Khadka

Chapter 12:

An Academic Imposter from the Working-Class: Emotional Labor and First-Generation College Students

Nancy Mack

Chapter 13:

An Academic from Behind the Iron Curtain

Ligia A. Mihut

Chapter 14:

Living as The Other in Japan: A Joint Autoethnography of Two Expatriate Academics in The Academy

Theron Muller

John Adamson

Chapter 15:

Unclassifiable Outsiders: Eastern European Women, Transnational Whiteness, and Solidarity

Voichita Nachescu

Chapter 16:

(In)visible Dis/abilities, Teaching Writing, and Affective Whiteness: Or, What Literally Floored Me Today

Jenn Polish

Chapter 17:

A Mottled Minority: Asian American in the Whitening Academy

John Streamas


Eric Anthony Grollman

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Santosh Khadka is an Assistant Professor of English at California State University, Northridge, USA.

Joanna Davis-McElligatt is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA.

Keith Dorwick is a Professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA.