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NCFDD: Presumed Incompetent II: Lessons from the Struggles and Victories of Women of Color in Academia

January 5, 2022

Facilitator Carmen Gonzalez, JD

Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (Utah State University Press, 2012) provided a window into the working lives of female faculty of color in a variety of academic disciplines.  

Inspired by the enthusiastic response to the first volume, the editors have produced a second volume titled Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia (2020). 

Drawing upon the personal narratives and empirical studies in the latest volume, this webinar examines how the experiences of women of color in academia have changed since the first volume. It explores the obstacles that women of color encounter on the road to tenure, promotion, and academic leadership as well as the strategies that women of color have deployed to succeed. The webinar also includes topics that were relatively under-explored in the first volume, including the challenges faced by women of color in leadership positions, barriers and opportunities for mid-level academics, and the health impacts of battling bias in the academic workplace. The webinar will be of interest to women of color, men of color, academic leaders, and members of other underrepresented groups who seek to achieve greater equity and inclusion in U.S. colleges and universities.  

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