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ERIC Number: EJ1222597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
On Mentoring Future Faculty of Color
Phruksachart, Melissa
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v27 n2-3 p117-132 2017
In this article, the author writes to reflect on her experiences as an Asian/American female graduate student and co-organizer of the Mentoring Future Faculty of Color (MFFC) project, a social and intellectual formation that emerged out of discussions between women and queer of color students, faculty, and their allies. She briefly reviews some different ways of thinking about graduate student mentorship before explaining the context for the genesis of MFFC, its major initiatives, the problems it faced, and how it resolved those problems. She examines the group's institutional legibility against higher educational rubrics of "diversity" and "professionalization," and she distinguishes between the particulars of the institution and the broader lessons that can be extrapolated. In closing, she considers the danger and value of proliferating fantasies of the good academic life for minoritized subjects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)