1st Edition

The Tenure-Track Process for Chicana and Latina Faculty Experiences of Resisting and Persisting in the Academy

Edited By Patricia A. Perez Copyright 2019
    164 Pages
    by Routledge

    164 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This anthology addresses the role of postsecondary institutional structures and policy in shaping the tenure-track process for Chicana and Latina faculty in higher education. Each chapter offers first-person narratives of survival in the academy employing critical theoretical contributions and qualitative empirical research. Major topics included are the importance of early socialization, intergenerational mentorship, culturally relevant faculty programming, and institutional challenges and support structures. The aim of this volume is to highlight practical and policy implications and interventions for scholars, academics, and institutions to facilitate tenure and promotion for women faculty of color.


    Caroline S. Turner


    1. Introduction and Overview: Chicana and Latina Warriors in Academia

    Patricia A. Pérez

    2. Latinas Finding Voice and Community in Academe: Mentoring, Socialization, and Resistance Across Generations

    Maricela Oliva and Lucinda Nevarez

    3. In Academia, But Not of It—Redefining What it Means to Serve

    Judy Marquez Kiyama and Leslie Gonzales

    4. Developing Intentionality: How Postsecondary Institutions Can Nurture Latina Faculty Members to Achieve Tenure and Promotion

    Edlyn Peña

    5. Reflections on Becoming a Full Professor: A Journey Best Walked Together

    Julie Lopez Figueroa

    6. M(other)work as Radical Resurgence: Nurturing Survivance for Women of Color Faculty

    Verónica N. Vélez and Anna Lees

    7. Triunfos y Tribulaciones/Triumphs and Challenges: An Intersectional Discussion on Chicana Leadership in the Academy

    Marisela Chávez, Cristina Herrera, & Patricia A. Pérez,

    8. Latina Administrators Practicing Resonant Leadership in the Borderlands

    Patricia Arredondo

    9. Conclusion: In Solidarity with the Community We Serve

    Maria Estela Zarate

    List of Contributors


    Patricia A. Pérez, Ph.D. is Professor of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Fullerton, USA.