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Strategies for Supporting Inclusion and Diversity in the Academy

Higher Education, Aspiration and Inequality

  • Gail Crimmins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Contextualising Layers of Exclusion in Higher Education

  3. Supporting Racial Diversity in the Academy

  4. Engendering Gender Diversity in Higher Education

  5. Re’class’ifying Academia

About this book


"This book brings together a comprehensive and diverse range of perspectives and experiences of strategies and approaches that will be of value to anyone who works in delivery, leadership or support of diversity and inclusion in higher education. Its authentic voice, combined with a rich range of methodologies and personal insights helps the authors to bring complex concepts to life in a manner which is honest, thoughtful and challenging."
Professor Sarah Sharples, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Nottingham, UK

"Crimmins’ excellent collection is a treasure trove of irrefutable statistical facts and figures that blows away the myth that diversity and inclusion policies have closed the equalities gap in higher education. Powerful fuel for policy makers and social justice educators passionate about creating a truly global academy where all can flourish regardless of race, gender, class, sexuality, and (dis)ability."
Professor Heidi Safia Mirza, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

This book explores tried and tested strategies that support student and faculty engagement and inclusion in the academy. These strategies are anchored by a brief exploration of the history and effect/s of exclusion and deprivilege in higher education. However, while many publications exploring academic inequality focus on the causes and impacts of structural, psychological and cultural exclusion based on racism, sexism, classism and ableism, they rarely engage in interventions to expose and combat such de/privilege. Capturing examples of inclusive practices that are as diverse as student and faculty populations, these strategies can be easily translated and employed by organisations, collectives and individuals to recognise and combat social and academic exclusion within higher education environments. 

Gail Crimmins is Senior Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Her research interests include gender inequity and the student experience in the academy and uses of feminist approaches to research. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gail Crimmins
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Creative IndustriesUniversity of the Sunshine CoastMaroochydoreAustralia

About the editors

Gail Crimmins is Senior Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Her research interests include gender inequity and the often unheard narratives of women, and uses of feminist approaches to research.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Strategies for Supporting Inclusion and Diversity in the Academy
  • Book Subtitle Higher Education, Aspiration and Inequality
  • Editors Gail Crimmins
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-43592-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-43595-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-43593-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXII, 403
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    Gender and Education
    Sociology of Education
    Sociology of Education
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