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ERIC Number: ED556848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 252
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3038-3946-7
Black Women's Faculty Voices in New Mexico: Invisible Assets Silent No More
Woodley, Xeturah Monique
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, New Mexico State University
There continues to exist a lack of Black women faculty at institutions of higher education (Moses, 1989; Collins, 1991; Gregory, 2001). Although we can see an increase in the number of research projects focused on Black women faculty there still remains a significant gap in the research (Glover, 2006; Foster-Williamson, 2002; Thomas & Hollenshead, 2001; Ramsey, 1998). This gap in the research is even more pronounced for Black women faculty at New Mexico's higher education institutions. The purpose of the study is to examine the experiences of Black women educators in New Mexico's institutions of higher education through semi-structured interviews, in the form of a two-interview series, in order to understand the beliefs, values, and educational experiences that have influenced them as educators. Ten (10) Black women educators employed in New Mexico's higher education institutions participated in this study. Black Womanist Theory and Black Critical Race Theory provided the theoretical framework for the analysis of the participants' stories. The three findings were: 1. The normalization of White Supremacy within higher education creates racially hostile environments for Black women, and other minority, educators; 2. Black women educators in New Mexico hold epistemological privilege with strategies for navigating systems of oppression within higher education; 3. Black women educators are choosing to value the "strong Black woman" image that their mothers modeled for them. [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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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico