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ERIC Number: EJ1213837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-5170
Double Jeopardy: (Trans)Versing Higher Ed as Queer Trans Advocates
Weiser, S. Gavin; Wagner, Travis L.; Lawter, Myles
Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, v15 n3 p323-339 2018
Higher education professionals with a keen eye and commitment to advocacy face many obstacles through their work. Manifesting the realities of embodiment of these identities, with professional duties and implications can be treacherous. Evidence exists of marginalized voices being silenced by the majority when speaking about their own lived experiences and community, but how is this situated for queer and trans educators? This project aims to investigate this phenomenon to better understand how these educators transverse educational institutions who continue to relegate issues of inclusion to a tertiary level, preferencing instead neoliberal logics of diversity management regarding LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender) inclusion. Education professionals who have queer embodiments face a dilemma. Do we do our job and forsake our activist commitments, in turn, being complicit in oppression, or do we forsake our job to stand in solidarity with our kin? This project explores the way three activist-scholar navigate being an outsider in the academy. Using creative autoethnography to explore our own experiences of facing personal and professional backlash, we explore how to tear down the brick and mortar in order to build a new formation of an institution built upon radical inclusion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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