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
Out of Sight: Academic Otherness and the Paradox of Visibility
Notes from the Dark Side: Scholars in Administration
Sandra Mizumoto Posey
On Being the First Black Woman
Breaking the Silence & Removing the Garb: Revelations from a Working-Class Academic
Katelynn S. DeLuca
Othered Moods and Muses: Reflections on Rhetoric, Research, and the Mind
Over It/Not Over It/Getting Over It: Checking White Male Privilege In the Midst of Otherness
The Racialised Knowledge Economy
Strangers in a Strange Land
Elena G. Garcia
Ben G. Goodwin
To and for Whom Am I Speaking?: Reading and Teaching African American Literature Outside of the United States
From the "Third World" to a Third World? Tales of a Nepalese Graduate Student in the USA
Worlds Apart: A Third World Academic’s Navigation of US Higher Education and Citizenship
An Academic Imposter from the Working-Class: Emotional Labor and First-Generation College Students
An Academic from Behind the Iron Curtain
Ligia A. Mihut
Living as The Other in Japan: A Joint Autoethnography of Two Expatriate Academics in The Academy
Unclassifiable Outsiders: Eastern European Women, Transnational Whiteness, and Solidarity
(In)visible Dis/abilities, Teaching Writing, and Affective Whiteness: Or, What Literally Floored Me Today
A Mottled Minority: Asian American in the Whitening Academy
Eric Anthony Grollman
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.