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Teaching With Tension: Race, Resistance and Reality in the Classroom
Bolton, Philathia, Cassander Smith, and Lee Bebout, ed. Teaching With Tension: Race, Resistance and Reality in the Classroom. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2019. View the eBook-Harvard Key RequiredAbstract
"A collection of seventeen original essays that address the extent to which attitudes about race, impacted by the current political moment in the United States, have produced pedagogical challenges for professors in the humanities. As a flashpoint, this current political moment is defined by the visibility of the country's first black president, the election of his successor, whose presidency has been associated with an increased visibility of the alt-right, and the emergence of the neoliberal university. Together these social currents shape the tensions with which we teach"-provided by the publisher.
Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions
Brookfield, Stephen. Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012. View the BookAbstract
Stephen Brookfield builds on his last three decades of experience running workshops and teaching courses on critical thinking to explore how student learn to think this way, and what teachers can do the help students develop this capacity. He outlines a basic protocol of critical thinking as a learning process that focuses on uncovering and checking assumptions, exploring alternative perspectives, and taking informed actions as a result.
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Occupying the Academy: Just How Important Is Diversity Work in Higher Education?
Clark, Christine, Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner, and Mark Brimhall-Vargas, ed. Occupying the Academy: Just How Important Is Diversity Work in Higher Education?. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc, 2012. View the eBook-Harvard Key RequiredAbstract
This book looks courageously at diversity in higher education through critical, social justice-oriented theoretical lenses. The strength of this edited volume rests in the various case studies as told from the perspective of academic leaders specifically employed as chief diversity officers, mid-level administrators, and faculty members. These case studies uncover the persistent challenges of racism in higher education.
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Critical Approaches to Women and Gender in Higher Education
Eddy, Pamela Lynn, Kelly Ward, and Tehmina Khwaja, ed. Critical Approaches to Women and Gender in Higher Education. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. View the BookAbstract
Despite the increasing numbers of women in higher education, gendered structures continue to hinder women’s advancement in academia. This book goes beyond the numbers to examine the issues facing those members of academia with non-dominant gender identities.
College Curriculum at the Crossroads: Women of Color Reflect and Resist
Edwards, Kirsten T., and Maria Guadalupe del Davidson, ed. College Curriculum at the Crossroads: Women of Color Reflect and Resist. Critical social thought. New York, NY: Routledge, 2018. View the eBook-Harvard Key RequiredAbstract

This book explores the ways in which college curriculum is complicated, informed, understood, resisted, and enriched by women of color.

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R.A.C.E. Mentoring Through Social Media: Black and Hispanic Scholars Share Their Journey in the Academy
Ford, Donna Y., Michelle Trotman Scott, and Ramon B. Goings, ed. R.A.C.E. Mentoring Through Social Media: Black and Hispanic Scholars Share Their Journey in the Academy. Contemporary perspectives on access, equity, and achievement. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc, 2017. View the BookAbstract
Advice for scholars of color in how to survive and thrive in academia.
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Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty of Color Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy
Harris, Michelle, Sherrill L Sellers, Orly Clerge, and Frederick W. Jr. Gooding, ed. Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty of Color Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. View the BookAbstract
This book focuses on the boundaries which faculty of color encounter in everyday experiences on campus and presents a more complete picture of life in the academy - one that documents how faculty of color are tested, but also how they can not only overcome, but thrive in their respective educational institutions.
Truth Without Tears: African American Women Deans Share Lessons in Leadership
Hodges, Carolyn R., and Olga M. Welch. Truth Without Tears: African American Women Deans Share Lessons in Leadership. Race and education series. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Education Press, 2018. View the BookAbstract
This is a book about college and university administration and leadership on the part of two African American deans.
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Queer People of Color in Higher Education
Johnson, Joshua Moon, and Gabriel Javier. Queer People of Color in Higher Education. Contemporary perspectives on LGBTQ advocacy in societies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc, 2017. View the BookAbstract
A comprehensive work discussing the lived experiences of queer people of color on college campuses. This book will create conversations and provide resources to best support students, faculty, and staff of color who are people of color and identify as LGBTQ. The edited volume covers emerging issues that are affecting higher education around the country.
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Campus Counterspaces: Black and Latinx Students' Search for Community at Historically White Universities
Keels, Micere. Campus Counterspaces: Black and Latinx Students' Search for Community at Historically White Universities. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019. View the eBook (Harvard Key required)Abstract

Frustrated with the flood of news articles and opinion pieces that were skeptical of minority students' "imagined" campus microaggressions, Micere Keels, a professor of comparative human development, set out to provide a detailed account of how racial-ethnic identity structures Black and Latinx students' college transition experiences.

Tracking a cohort of more than five hundred Black and Latinx students since they enrolled at five historically white colleges and universities in the fall of 2013, Campus Counterspaces finds that these students were not asking to be protected from new ideas. Instead, they relished exposure to new ideas, wanted to be intellectually challenged, and wanted to grow. However, Keels argues, they were asking for access to counterspaces-safe spaces that enable radical growth. They wanted counterspaces where they could go beyond basic conversations about whether racism and discrimination still exist. They wanted time in counterspaces with likeminded others where they could simultaneously validate and challenge stereotypical representations of their marginalized identities and develop new counter narratives of those identities.

In this critique of how universities have responded to the challenges these students face, Keels offers a way forward that goes beyond making diversity statements to taking diversity actions.

Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom : Notes from a White Professor
Kernahan, Cyndi. Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom : Notes from a White Professor. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2019. View the Ebook- Harvard Key requiredAbstract

Teaching about race and racism can be a difficult business. Students and instructors alike often struggle with strong emotions, and many people have robust preexisting beliefs about race. At the same time, this is a moment that demands a clear understanding of racism. It is important for students to learn how we got here and how racism is more than just individual acts of meanness. Students also need to understand that colorblindness is not an effective anti-racism strategy.

In this book, Cyndi Kernahan argues that you can be honest and unflinching in your teaching about racism while also providing a compassionate learning environment that allows for mistakes and avoids shaming students. She provides evidence for how learning works with respect to race and racism along with practical teaching strategies rooted in that evidence to help instructors feel more confident. She also differentiates between how white students and students of color are likely to experience the classroom, helping instructors provide a more effective learning experience for all students.-Provided by Publisher

Disability as Diversity in Higher Education: Policies and Practices to Enhance Student Success
Kim, Eunyoung, and Katherine C. Aquino, ed. Disability as Diversity in Higher Education: Policies and Practices to Enhance Student Success. New York, NY: Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Business, 2017. View the BookAbstract
Addressing disability not as a form of student impairment - as it is typically perceived at the postsecondary level - but rather as an important dimension of student diversity and identity, this book explores how disability can be more effectively incorporated into college environments. Chapters propose new perspectives, empirical research, and case studies to provide the necessary foundation for understanding the role of disability within campus climate and integrating students with disabilities into academic and social settings.
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Class and Campus Life: Managing and Experiencing Inequality at an Elite College
Lee, Elizabeth M. Class and Campus Life: Managing and Experiencing Inequality at an Elite College. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. View the eBook-Harvard Key RequiredAbstract
In Class and Campus Life, Elizabeth M. Lee shows how class differences are enacted and negotiated by students, faculty, and administrators at an elite liberal arts college for women located in the Northeast. Lee shows how the lived experience of socioeconomic difference is often defined in moral, as well as economic, terms, and that tensions, often unspoken, undermine students' senses of belonging.
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Confronting Equity Issues on Campus: Implementing the Equity Scorecard in Theory and Practice
Malcom-Piqueux, Lindsey E., and Estela Mara Bensimon, ed. Confronting Equity Issues on Campus: Implementing the Equity Scorecard in Theory and Practice. Sterling, Va. Stylus, 2012. View the eBook-Harvard Key RequiredAbstract
Drawing on the theory of action research, the Equity Scorecard creates a structure for practitioners to become investigators of their own institutional culture, to become aware of racial disparities, confront their own practices and learn how things are done on their own turf to ask: In what ways am I contributing to equity/inequity?
Beyond Retention: Cultivating Spaces of Equity, Justice, and Fairness for Women of Color in U.S. Higher Education
Marina, Brenda Louise Hammett, and Sabrina Ross, ed. Beyond Retention: Cultivating Spaces of Equity, Justice, and Fairness for Women of Color in U.S. Higher Education. Research for social justice. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, Inc, 2016. View the BookAbstract
This book addresses the continued underrepresentation of women faculty of color at predominantly White colleges and universities. This text will be of interest to scholars interested in curriculum topics of race, gender, sexuality, and place.
The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students: An Examination of Contemporary Policies and Practice
Mieschbuehler, Ruth. The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students: An Examination of Contemporary Policies and Practice. Routledge research in higher education. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. View the BookAbstract
This book explains how group-based social differentiation and student-centred education foster the idea that ethnic and social attributes matter, losing any sense of our common humanity. Considering the consequences of this for students and university education as a whole, and challenging all pre-existing ideas of how to approach reported ethnic attainment gaps. 
African American Males in Higher Education Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities
Mitchell (Ed.), Patricia A. African American Males in Higher Education Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities. Black studies & critical thinking ; v. 90. New York: Peter Lang, 2017. View the BookAbstract
African American Males in Higher Education Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities presents narratives from thirteen African American males working in higher education leadership. Their narratives describe the barriers and roadblocks that continue to impede them while climbing the ivory tower ladder to leadership.
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A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano
Navarrette, Ruben. A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano. New York: Bantam Books, 1994. View the BookAbstract
In 1985 an ambitious young Mexican-American from California’s rural San Joaquin Valley became one of the few Latinos to enter America’s most prestigious university. With intelligence and grace, Navarrette chronicles his experiences at Harvard, where he confronted questions of identity and ethnicity, and wrestled with the need to reconcile his values and opinions with the expectations of his family, his race, and society at large. More than a deeply personal memoir, A Darker Shade of Crimson also dares to pursue the complex questions of what needs to be done to provide a quality education for Latinos and other minorities in America.
Degrees of Difference: Women, Men, and the Value of Higher Education
Niemi, Nancy S. Degrees of Difference: Women, Men, and the Value of Higher Education. New York: Routledge, 2017. View the BookAbstract
This volume investigates the dissonance between the supposed advantage held by educated women and their continued lack of economic and political power. Niemi explains the developments of the so-called "female advantage" and "boy crisis" in American higher education, setting them alongside socioeconomic and racial developments in women’s and men’s lives throughout the last 40 years. Exploring the relationship between higher education credentials and their utility in creating political, economic, and social success, Degrees of Difference identifies ways in which gender and academic achievement contribute to women’s and men’s power to shape their lives. This important book brings new light to the issues of power, gender identities, and the role of American higher education in creating gender equity. (Abstract from publisher.
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Language, Race, and Power in Schools: A Critical Discourse Analysis
Orelus, Pierre W., ed. Language, Race, and Power in Schools: A Critical Discourse Analysis. Routledge research in education ; 182. New York: Routledge, 2017. View the BookAbstract
This edited volume documents the unique experiences of women of color in higher education administration. From full professors, senior administrators, deans, presidents, and chancellors, women of color share their social justice journeys to leadership roles in the academy. With a focus on women of color presidents, a rich landscape is painted through their own voices of their experiences as they ascend and lead higher education institutions, navigating complex dynamics influenced by their race, culture, class, and gender status.

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