Intersectionality and Higher Education

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Intersectionality and Higher Education
SubtitleIdentity and Inequality on College Campuses
PublisherRutgers University Press
EAN/ISBN978-0813597676
Release Date2019-05-03
Editor(s)W. Carson Byrd, Rachelle J. Brunn-Bevel, and Sarah M. Ovink
SummaryThough colleges and universities are arguably paying more attention to diversity and inclusion than ever before, to what extent do their efforts result in more socially just campuses? Intersectionality and Higher Education examines how race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, and other identities connect to produce intersected campus experiences. Contributors look at both the individual and institutional perspectives on issues like campus climate, race, class, and gender disparities, LGBTQ student experiences, undergraduate versus graduate students, faculty and staff from varying socioeconomic backgrounds, students with disabilities, undocumented students, and the intersections of two or more of these topics. Taken together, this volume presents an evidence-backed vision of how the twenty-first century higher education landscape should evolve in order to meaningfully support all participants, reduce marginalization, and reach for equity and equality.