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ERIC Number: EJ1131042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Feeling Brown in the Academy: Decolonizing Mentoring through a Disidentification "Muxerista" Approach
Alarcón, Jeannette D.; Bettez, Silvia
Equity & Excellence in Education, v50 n1 p25-40 2017
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, "Hispanics" comprise only 4% of the full-time faculty in U.S. universities, although Latin@s comprise 16.4% of the U.S. population. Given the under-representation of Latin@ faculty, efforts to support and retain them are paramount. Recently a small body of literature has surfaced explicitly centering the practices of peer mentoring among Latin@s. Through collaborative auto-ethnography and counter-storytelling, using a framework of disidentification, "muxerista" mentoring, and community cultural wealth, we add to this literature by discussing our experience of engaging in non-hierarchical Latina peer mentoring at a predominantly White university. The main themes include: merging emotional needs with professional growth, forging learning and research partnerships, Browning teaching spaces and transforming institutional practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina (Greensboro)
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