Tedious Journeys: Autoethnography by Women of Color in Academe lends voice to the experiences of women of color in predominantly White institutions. Its purpose is to create dialogue and develop support networks for faculty members who may have similar experiences, and to increase institutions' awareness of how faculty of color experience life within the academy, which can then lead to increasing their attraction and retention. This book will be useful in education classes that deal with diversity and administration in higher education.
The Editors: Cynthia Cole Robinson is Associate Professor of Education at Purdue University Calumet where she also serves as Chair of the Elementary Education Program. She received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of From the Classroom to the Corner: Female Dropouts' Reflections on Their School Years (Lang, 2007). Her areas of interest include social justice, urban education and race, class, and gender studies. Pauline Clardy is Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Illinois State University, where she also serves as Coordinator of the Bilingual Education Program. She earned a Ph.D. in curriculum design, an M.Ed. in instructional leadership, and a B.A. from the University of Illinois. Her research interests include qualitative studies that focus on the education of linguistic and cultural minorities. She has presented her work nationally and internationally.
Contents: Annette Henry: Foreword - Cynthia Cole Robinson/Pauline Clardy: Preface - Cynthia Cole Robinson/Pauline Clardy: Introduction - Cynthia Cole Robinson: "My Soul Looks Back and Wonders, How I Got Over": Experiences of a Tenure-Track Neophyte - Pauline Clardy: "Amazing Grace": Examining One Woman's Induction into the Academy - Maura I. Toro-Morn: Migrations Through Academia: Reflections of a Tenured Latina Professor - Michelle L. Jay/Catherine L. Packer-Williams/Tambra O. Jackson: "Are We Change Agents or Pawns?" Reflecting on the Experiences of Three African American Junior Faculty - Adah L. Ward Randolph: What Does Racism Look Like? An Autoethnographical Examination of the Culture of Racism in Higher Education - Ayanna F. Brown/Lisa William-White: "We Are Not the Same Minority": The Narratives of Two Sisters Navigating Identity and Discourse at Public and Private White Institutions - Alicia Fedelina Chavez: Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply: Challenges and Opportunities of Critical Cultural Feminist Leadership in Academe.