Intersectionality & Higher Education


Intersectionality and Higher Education: Identity and Inequality on College Campuses
Edited with Rachelle J. Brunn-Bevel and Sarah M. Ovink
(Rutgers University Press)

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Though colleges and universities are arguably paying more attention to diversity and inclusion than ever before, to what extent do their efforts result in more socially just campuses? Intersectionality and Higher Education examines how race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, and other identities connect to produce intersected campus experiences. Contributors look at both the individual and institutional perspectives on issues like campus climate, race, class, and gender disparities, LGBTQ student experiences, undergraduate versus graduate students, faculty and staff from varying socioeconomic backgrounds, students with disabilities, undocumented students, and the intersections of two or more of these topics. Taken together, this volume presents an evidence-backed vision of how the twenty-first century higher education landscape should evolve in order to meaningfully support all participants, reduce marginalization, and reach for equity and equality.

“This sophisticated and comprehensive treatment of the intersectional identities of students, faculty, and staff experienced within structures of inequality is a must read for all who care about higher education.”
–Susan R. Jones, coauthor of Identity Development of College Students

“Accessible and engaging, Intersectionality and Higher Education will have a great impact on the field. This is a meaningful and powerful book.”
–Robin J Phelps-Ward, assistant professor at Clemson University

“This edited work does a superb job of compiling research studies that use intersectionality appropriately and that highlight how using this theoretical perspective can enrich the findings of a research study… The editors should be commended for the breadth and depth included in this book.”
–Vasti Torres, co-author of Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research in Higher Education, in Teachers College Record

-Interview with Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed: Q&A with IHE

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