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ERIC Number: EJ1054138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0548-1457
Black Women as Scholars and Social Agents: Standing in the Gap
Wallace, Sherri L.; Moore, Sharon E.; Curtis, Carla M.
Negro Educational Review, v65 n1-4 p44-62 2014
The number of Black women in the academy is small. Further, that number decreases as the academic and administrative ranks increase. Yet, these scholars and social agents play roles vital to education. This reflective essay describes the experiences of three Black female scholars at Predominately White Institutions. Using personal narratives as an analytical framework, the authors discuss how they use their research, teaching, community service, and mentoring opportunities to affect social change. This autoethnographical work seeks to heighten awareness of those who use their profession, despite the systemic barriers as a catalyst for transformation and emancipation both within and outside the academy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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