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ERIC Number: ED547585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 175
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-5681-6
In Their Own Words: African American Women Narrate Their Experiences to Leadership
Choates, Ramelli
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo
This study employs a qualitative approach, using oral narratives to provide the life stories of five African American women administrators in higher education. The purpose of the study is to understand the impact of various influences, sources of support, and impact of mentorship on African American women who obtained senior administrative positions in higher education. Moreover, this body of work examined how the intersections of race and gender shaped the career paths of these women using Patricia Hill-Collins six distinguishing features of Black Feminist Thought (BFT). While each framework of her theory is significant in understanding and describing the multiple oppressions and experiences of Black women in this study, there were only four used to analyze the findings of this study. The core meaning of Hill-Collin's Theory is the connections between Black women's experiences through resistance and oppression. Overall, the study highlights success of Black women in the academy [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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