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Presumed Incompetent
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Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators. The narratives are filled with wit, wisdom, and concrete recommendations, and provide a window into the struggles of professional women in a racially stratified but increasingly multicultural America.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. I. General Campus Climate
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 17-19
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  1. 1. Facing Down the Spooks
  2. pp. 20-28
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  1. 2. Waking Up to Privilege: Intersectionality and Opportunity
  2. pp. 29-39
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  1. 3. A Prostitute, a Servant, and a Customer-Service Representative: A Latina in Academia
  2. pp. 40-49
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  1. 4. Black/Out: The White Face of Multiculturalism and the Violence of the Canadian Academic Imperial Project
  2. pp. 50-64
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  1. 5. They Forgot Mammy Had a Brain
  2. pp. 65-77
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  1. 6. Present and Unequal: A Third-Wave Approach to Voice Parallel Experiences in Managing Oppression and Bias in the Academy
  2. pp. 78-92
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  1. 7. Navigating the Academic Terrain: The Racial and Gender Politics of Elusive Belonging
  2. pp. 93-109
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  1. II. Faculty/Student Relationships
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 113-115
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  1. 8. Visibly Invisible: The Burden of Race and Gender for Female Students of Color Striving for an Academic Career in the Sciences
  2. pp. 116-132
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  1. 9. Stepping in and Stepping out: Examining the Way Anticipatory Career Socialization Impacts Identity Negotiation of African American Women in Academia
  2. pp. 133-141
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  1. 10. Silence of the Lambs
  2. pp. 142-151
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  1. 11. On Being Special
  2. pp. 152-163
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  1. 12. Are Student Teaching Evaluations Holding Back Women and Minorities? The Perils of “Doing” Gender and Race in the Classroom
  2. pp. 164-185
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  1. 13. Notes toward Racial and Gender Justice Ally Practice in Legal Academia
  2. pp. 186-197
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  1. 14. Where’s the Violence? The Promise and Perils of Teaching Women-of-Color Studies
  2. pp. 198-218
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  1. III. Networks of Allies
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 221-223
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  1. 15. Working across Racial Lines in a Not-So-Post-Racial World
  2. pp. 224-241
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  1. 16. Native Women Maintaining Their Culture in the White Academy
  2. pp. 242-249
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  1. 17. Dis/Jointed Appointments: Solidarity amidst Inequity, Tokenism, and Marginalization
  2. pp. 250-265
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  1. 18. What’s Love Got to Do with It? Life Teachings from Multiracial Feminism
  2. pp. 266-276
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  1. 19. Sharing Our Gifts
  2. pp. 277-282
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  1. IV. Social Class in Academia
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 285-286
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  1. 20. Igualadas
  2. pp. 287-299
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  1. 21. The Port Hueneme of My Mind: The Geography of Working-Class Consciousness in One Academic Career
  2. pp. 300-312
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  1. 22. On Community in the Midst of Hierarchy (and Hierarchy in the Midst of Community)
  2. pp. 313-329
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  1. V. Tenure and Promotion
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 333-335
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  1. 23. The Making of a Token: A Case Study of Stereotype Threat, Stigma, Racism, and Tokenism in Academe
  2. pp. 336-355
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  1. 24. Lessons from a Portrait: Keep Calm and Carry On
  2. pp. 356-371
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  1. 25. “No hay mal que porbien no venga”: A Journey to Healing as a Latina, Lesbian Law Professor
  2. pp. 372-392
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  1. 26. La Lucha: Latinas Surviving Political Science
  2. pp. 393-407
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  1. 27. Free at Last! No More Performance Anxieties in the Academy ‘Cause Step in Fetchit Has Left the Building
  2. pp. 408-420
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  1. 28. African American Women in the Academy: Quelling the Myth of Presumed Incompetence
  2. pp. 421-438
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  1. 29. The Experiences of an Academic “Misfit”
  2. pp. 439-445
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  1. 30. Lessons from the Experiences of Women of Color Working in Academia
  2. pp. 446-499
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 501-504
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  1. References
  2. pp. 505-540
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 541-554
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 555-570
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 586-586
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