Using experiences of sexism to build awareness and engagement of white skin privilege
Historically, academe has been regarded as a male space owing to the assumption that knowledge is masculine. Further complicating this inequity is the tendency of academe to favour authoritarian perspectives largely associated with male ways of knowing. As women academics struggle to negotiate hospitable professional spaces, they are often pulled between conflicting senses of self. Scholarly writing within disciplinary contexts is one way that women can employ agency against patriarchy to author their own sense of self. In this spirit, this peer-reviewed collection aims to bring awareness to the unique experiences of women in the academy.
Long, J. & S. Ertorer. (2021) Using experiences of sexism to build awareness and engagement of white skin privilege. In E. Lyle & S. Mahani (Eds.), Sister scholars: Untangling issues of identity as women in academe (pp. 175-182). DIO Press.
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