Guided by the scholarly personal narratives of LGBTQ+ higher education scholars, practitioners, and scholar-practitioners, this informative volume explores how individuals exist within and experience the insider/outsider paradox within higher education as they engage in disruption, queer methods, and action.
The second of a two-volume series, this book relates to the firsthand accounts and personal stories of the contributors in order to illustrate the challenges and opportunities that exist for queer and trans people. Framed through the concept of queerness as doing, this book takes up the important question of what it means to occupy both positions of oppression and degrees of privilege within society and in the context of work. It discusses how stories depict the nuances of the insider/outsider paradox relative to practicing queerness as a politic while identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community in higher education settings. The book then looks to the future, discussing implications for research and practice, using the lessons learned from the chapter authors.
Comprised of firsthand contributions and innovative scholarship, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of queer and trans studies, student affairs, gender and sexuality studies, and higher education, as well as those seeking to understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ scholars and practitioners as they navigate central tensions in their scholarship and practice.
List of contributors
Chapter 1: Introduction: Unpacking the Insider/Outsider Paradox and the Concept of Queerness as Doing
Jesus Cisneros and T.J. Jourian
Chapter 2: "Low Key from the University:" Making Sense of Researcher Positionality and Professional Identity as Bi+ Women in Academia
Kaity Prieto and Victoria Barbosa Olivo
Chapter 3: Who are We to Do This Research?: Duoethnographic Reflections on the Insider/Outsider Paradox in Queer Research
Meg C. Jones, Annemarie Vaccaro, Rachel Friedensen, Desiree Forsythe, Rachael Forester, Ryan A. Miller, and Ezekiel Kimball
Chapter 4: Embodied Paradox, Queered Dialogue: Navigating Insider/Outsider Subjectivities in Higher Education Research
finn j. schneider and Carly Duran-Marrero
Chapter 5: Switching Up, Positions
Chapter 6: Will the Master’s Tools Dismantle the Master’s House?: Navigating Student Conduct and Conflict Work as Queer Administrators in Higher Education
Andrea D. Domingue and Daniel J. Foster
Chapter 7: Tearing it Apart While Holding it Together: Using Queer, Situated Knowledges to Navigate the Paradoxes of Institutional Life
Travis H. Olson, Emily J. Abrams, and Brandon R. G. Smith
Chapter 8: Navigating Three QT Resource Centers: Identifying and Dismantling Discursive Logics of Oppression
Kristopher A. Oliveira
Chapter 9: Insiders, Outsiders, and Dangerous Waters: Homonormative Whiteness in LGBTQ+ Resource Centers
Roman Christiaens and Chelsea E. Noble
Chapter 10: Creating Insiders as the Only One Out
Chapter 11: Under The Queer Umbrella: Strategies and Struggles of Intersectional Activism
Chapter 12: Queer, Trans, and Brown in Higher Education: The Outsiders Within?
Bri C. Sérráno and Sergio A. Gonzalez
Chapter 13: Today’s Grad Students, Tomorrow’s Faculty: LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Experiences Navigating the Insider/Outsider Paradox in Engineering
Brandon Bakka, Madeleine Jennings, and Jerry Yang
Chapter 14: Conclusion: Working the Cracks Within the System
T. J. Jourian and Jesus Cisneros