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ERIC Number: EJ960160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0548-1457
The Miner's Canary: A Critical Race Perspective on the Representation of Black Women Full Professors
Croom, Natasha; Patton, Lori
Negro Educational Review, v62-63 n1-4 p13-39 2011-2012
This article examines experiences of a Black woman full professor, and the benefits and privileges associated with reaching this rank. Its purpose is to leave little room for conjecture about the rank and those who have earned it. Using critical race theory and a critical race feminism framework coupled with the concept of the miner's canary, we suggest that by examining the experiences of Black women full professors we can gain an understanding of the role of full professors in academe and the systemic issues prohibiting their promotion to the highest rank of the professoriate. We call for disciplined scholarship in this area and offer questions that could assist in creating research agendas that examine the complex issues of access to the senior faculty rank of full professor.
Negro Educational Review, Inc. NER Editorial Offices, School of Education, 1601 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411. Tel: 412-648-7320; Fax: 412-648-7081; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A