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ERIC Number: EJ903575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
The Experience of Being a Junior Minority Female Faculty Member
Boyd, Tammy; Cintron, Rosa; Alexander-Snow, Mia
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2010 n2 2010
Much has been written about the trials and tribulations of junior tenure-track faculty; much has also been written about the difficulties faced by women and minority faculty. However, there is very little research about the experiences of minority women faculty who are also tenure-earning, but untenured; what little research does exist tends to focus on African-American females. This gap in the literature is problematic given the persistent inability of the academy to retain and promote significant numbers of minority women to the senior ranks. Even more troubling, some researchers hypothesize that being a women, being a minority and being a junior faculty member interacts synergistically--and destructively. This research uses personal narrative analysis to identify and explore issues of being a junior minority female faculty on the tenure track at an American university. Common themes, particularly those related to marginalization and alienation, are extracted from the narratives and discussed in detail. This research serves as an exploratory study conducted in advance of larger research project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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