ERIC Number: EJ1061223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
Perceptions of Power and Faith among Black Women Faculty: Re-Thinking Institutional Diversity
Edwards, Kirsten T.
Innovative Higher Education, v40 n3 p263-278 Jun 2015
In this article I report on the perceptions and attitudes of Christian Black women faculty members in regards to religious difference at both historically Black colleges and universities [HBCUs] and predominantly White institutions [PWIs]. By taking a focused look at "uncomplicated Christian privilege" at HBCUs, the study asked what conditions are in place at HBCUs that offer these women an uncommon space of authenticity, while simultaneously supporting a privilege system that could potentially silence different religiously-identified students. I address implications in regards to diversity at HBCUs.
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Christianity, Individual Differences, Religion, Beliefs, Black Colleges, Power Structure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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