The Truly Diverse Faculty

New Dialogues in American Higher Education

  • Editors
  • Stephanie A. Fryberg
  • Ernesto Javier Martínez

Part of the The Future of Minority Studies book series (FMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. University Structures and the Professional Lives of Junior Faculty of Color

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephanie A. Fryberg, Ernesto Javier Martínez
      Pages 3-34
    3. Victoria C. Plaut
      Pages 35-67
  3. Negotiating a Nondiverse Academy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Denise Sekaquaptewa
      Pages 99-124
    3. Phillip Atiba Goff
      Pages 125-155
    4. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
      Pages 157-200
  4. Speaking to the Pipeline

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. John Riofrio
      Pages 203-233
    3. Monisha Bajaj
      Pages 235-263
    4. Mari Castañeda, Michael Hames-García
      Pages 265-292
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 293-302

About this book


Many universities in the twenty-first century claim "diversity" as a core value, but fall short in transforming institutional practices. The disparity between what universities claim as a value and what they accomplish in reality creates a labyrinth of barriers, challenges, and extra burdens that junior faculty of color must negotiate, often at great personal and professional risk. This volume addresses these obstacles, first by foregrounding essays written by junior faculty of color and second by pairing each essay with commentary by senior university administrators. These two university constituencies play crucial roles in diversifying the academy, but rarely have an opportunity to candidly engage in dialogue. This volume harnesses the untapped collective knowledge in these constituencies, revealing how diversity claims, when poorly conceived and under-actualized, impact the university as an intellectual work environment and as a social filter for innovative ideas.


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