Teaching and Learning Like a Feminist is a conversation between academics in Women's Studies and Gender Studies about the politics of pedagogy in higher education. What does it mean to embody feminism in universities today? Written in a creative narrative style, Mackinlay explores the discursive, material and affective dimensions of what it might mean to live the personal-as-political-as-performative in our work as teachers and learners in the contemporary climate of neo-liberal universities. This book is both theory and story and aims to bring feminist theorists such as Virginia Woolf, HElEne Cixous, Sara Ahmed and bell hooks together in conversation with Mackinlay's own experiences, and those of women she interviewed, in their diverse roles as 'feminist-academic-subjects'. The fluid writing style presented is a deliberate attempt to enact a 'post-academic' form of literature and is playfully punctuated by black and white drawings. Teaching and Learning Like a Feminist captures the precarious position of Women and Gender Studies in universities today, as well as the 'danger' inherent in grounding teaching and learning work in feminist politics.
What does a path to become a faculty member look like? What are the merits? What are the roadblocks? How do I balance personal and professional aspirations? Looking for answers to these questions can be overwhelming and discouraging. This book offers inspiration and support to female faculty members in higher education who are at various stages of their professional development. Twenty-four educators share both their intuitive voices and practical knowledge on the topics of career development, balancing personal and professional life, cultural and individual identity, and spirituality.
CHOICE 2015 Outstanding Academic Title What do women academics classify as challenging, inequitable, or "hostile" work environments and experiences? How do these vary by women's race/ethnicity, rank, sexual orientation, or other social locations? How do academic cultures and organizational structures work independently and in tandem to foster or challenge such work climates? What actions can institutions and individuals-independently and collectively-take toward equity in the academy?
Despite tremendous progress toward gender equality and equity in institutions of higher education, deep patterns of discrimination against women in the academy persist. From the "chilly climate" to the "old boys' club," women academics must navigate structures and cultures that continue to marginalize, penalize, and undermine their success. This book is a "tool kit" for advancing greater gender equality and equity in higher education.
Call Number: Ebook and on the JPL 3rd Floor LC1567 .E47 2011
Publication Date: 2011
How do we interrupt the current paradigms of sexism in the academy? How do we construct a new and inclusive gender paradigm that resists the dominant values of the patriarchy? And why are these agendas important not just for women, but for higher education as a whole? These are the questions that these extensive and rich analyses of the historical and contemporary roles of women in higher education- as administrators, faculty, students, and student affairs professionals-seek constructively to answer.
Although much has been written about leaders and leadership, we unfortunately know little about the women who fill this particular role. This book-the first in a series that explores women leaders in different contexts-remedies this gap by presenting the reflections of nine women community college, college, and university presidents on what they see as key tenets of leadership, illuminated by pivotal events in their careers.
Call Number: Ebook and on the JPL 3rd Floor LB2341 .W57195 2014
Publication Date: 2015
Women and Leadership in Higher Education is the first volume in a new series of books (Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice) that will be published in upcoming years to inform leadership scholars and practitioners. This book links theory, research, and practice of women's leadership in various higher education contexts and offers suggestions for future leadership development strategies. This volume focuses on the field of higher education, particularly within the context of the United States-a sector that serves a majority of students at all degree levels who are women, yet lacks parity by women in senior leadership roles.
Mentoring and career guidance are the missing ingredients in women's career planning at the higher education level. Career Moves recognizes and gives voice to some of the common career concerns of women in higher education and responds to these through well informed, researched and experiential chapters focussing on interests specific to women in academia.