ERIC Number: EJ905329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
"I Don't Belong Here": Chicanas/Latinas at a Hispanic Serving Institution Creating Community through "Muxerista" Mentoring
Ek, Lucila D.; Quijada Cerecer, Patricia D.; Alanis, Iliana; Rodriguez, Mariela A.
Equity & Excellence in Education, v43 n4 p539-553 2010
In order to create more diverse communities and greater social justice in academia, a group of Chicana/Latina junior faculty at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) established a research collaborative, Research for the Educational Advancement of Latin@s (REAL). Using a co-operative inquiry and dialogical epistemology, we document how REAL is an agency of transformative resistance to combat racism and sexism within academia. Also we reveal the importance of peer "'muxerista' mentoring" as an ideology and practice in building a supportive community in the bid for tenure. We provide implications and recommendations for the retention, tenure, and promotion of Chicana/Latina faculty.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Communities of Practice, Social Justice, Hispanic Americans, Academic Rank (Professional), Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty, Critical Theory, Race, Cultural Differences, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Mentors, Tenure, Epistemology, Sex, Barriers, Females
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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