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Vaccaro, Annemarie; Ramirez, Amanda – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
A qualitative case study with 18 non-traditional age undergraduate Women of Color yielded rich data about strategies they employed to cope with racial microaggressions on a predominantly White campus. Women first decided if, and how, to "pick their battles" based on how much time and emotional energy they had left after fulfilling…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Females
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Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This article offers an intersectional critical race feminist analysis of student silence in a diverse university classroom. Findings from a case study with six Women of Color and four White women revealed students remained silent because they felt their complicated intersectional realities did not fit with the acceptable classroom…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Females, Feminism
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Mena, Jasmine A.; Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This study used critical ethnography to document microaggressions experienced by women Staff and Faculty of Color at a predominantly White institution of higher education. This article focuses on invisibility, a specific type of microaggression, which emerged as a prominent finding. Participant narratives explicated three manifestations of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Aggression, Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty
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Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
A qualitative case study with 18 Women of Color at a predominantly White women's college yielded counter-narratives about racial microaggressions that challenged dominant ideologies of colorblindness, meritocracy, and equal opportunity in education. Their experiences with racial microaggressions also contrast with majoritarian narratives (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Whites, Minority Group Students
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Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
Although Robin Morgan argued that sisterhood is powerful (1970) and forever (2003), results from this case study show that sisterhood is not easily achieved, even in women's groups in which support for women was a formal goal. Narratives of eight women faculty, middle managers, and top administrators reveal that organizational sexism and women's…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Women Administrators, Middle Management, Universities