Presumed Incompetent

Presumed Incompetent : The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 33.02mm | 1,202.01g
  • Utah State University Press
  • Logan, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0874219221
  • 9780874219227
  • 1,414,452

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" . . . a masterpiece of frank conversation, convincing discussion, accessible prose, and courage. . . At times heartbreaking, at times hopeful, and always powerful, Presumed Incompetent is a must-read for academics, for those whose friends and loved ones are scholars, and for students of social justice anywhere."
--Kate Aizpuru, Harvard Journal of Law and Gender
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About Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs

Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs (M.A and PhD. Stanford University, 2000) is professor of modern languages and women studies at Seattle University. Yolanda Flores Niemann (Ph.D., Psychology, 1992, University of Houston) is professor of psychology at the University of North Texas. Carmen G. Gonzalez (J.D. 1988, Harvard Law School) is professor of law at Seattle University. Angela P. Harris (J.D. 1986, University of Chicago) is professor of law at UC Davis.
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