Intersectionality and Higher Education: Identity and Inequality on College Campuses (Paperback)

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By W. Carson Byrd (Editor), Rachelle J. Brunn-Bevel (Editor), Sarah M. Ovink (Editor), Rachelle J. Brunn-Bevel (Contributions by), Sarah M. Ovink (Contributions by), W. Carson Byrd (Contributions by), Antron D. Mahoney (Contributions by), Marcela G. Cuellar (Contributions by), R. Nicole Johnson-Ahorlu (Contributions by), Terry-Ann Jones (Contributions by), Deborah M. Warnock (Contributions by), Kristen A. Clayton (Contributions by), Victor E. Ray (Contributions by), Elizabeth M. Lee (Contributions by), Tonya Maynard (Contributions by), Denise Goerisch (Contributions by), Bedelia N. Richards (Contributions by), Melanie Jones Gast (Contributions by), Ervin (Maliq) Matthew (Contributions by), Derrick R. Brooms (Contributions by), Orkideh Mohajeri (Contributions by), Fernando Rodriguez (Contributions by), finn schneider (Contributions by), Ophelie Rowe-Allen (Contributions by), Meredith Smith (Contributions by), Tonisha B. Lane (Contributions by), Annemarie Vaccaro (Contributions by), Ezekiel Kimball (Contributions by), Megan Nanney (Contributions by), Susan V. Iverson (Contributions by)
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Though 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.

About the Author

W. CARSON BYRD is an associate professor in the department of sociology at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He is the author of Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses (Rutgers University Press).
RACHELLE J. BRUNN-BEVEL is an associate professor of sociology at Fairfield University in Connecticut. She is the coeditor of Intersectionality in Educational Research.
SARAH M. OVINK is an associate professor of sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg. She is the author of Race, Class, and Choice in Latino/a Higher Education: Pathways in the College-For-All Era.

Praise For…

“Accessible and engaging, Intersectionality and Higher Education will have a great impact on the field. This is a meaningful and powerful book.”

— Robin J Phelps-Ward

"This sophisticated and comprehensive treatment of the intersectional identities of students, faculty, and staff experienced within structures of inequality is a must read for all who care about higher education."

— Susan R. Jones

— Inside Higher Education

— Chronicle of Higher Education
Product Details
ISBN: 9780813597669
ISBN-10: 0813597668
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2019
Pages: 306