Inside the Ivory Tower
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Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of Women of Colour Surviving and Thriving in British Academia
Publisher: Trentham Books | Publication Date: November 2017
This book places the perspectives, experiences and career trajectories of women of colour in British academia at the centre of analysis. It positions academia as a space dominated by whiteness and patriarchy where women of colour must develop strategies for survival and success amid raced and gendered discrimination. This book explores and analyses through Black feminist theory, how the experiences of women of colour in British academia are shaped by race and gender and how racism manifests in day to day experiences within faculties and departments, from subtle microagressions to overt racialised and gendered abuse. Presented as a selection of autoethnographies, the book touches on common themes such as invisibility, hypervisibility, exclusion and belonging, highlighting intersectional experiences.
Dr Deborah Gabriel
Senior Lecturer in Politics, Media & Communication at Bournemouth University & Founder & Director of Black British Academics
Professor Shirley Anne Tate
Professor of Race and Education in the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University
Professor Claudia Bernard
Professor of Social Work & Postgraduate Research, Goldsmiths University
Dr Jenny Douglas
Senior Lecturer In Health Promotion at the The Open University
Dr Ima Jackson
Lecturer in the School of Health & Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Josephine Kwhali
Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Coventry University
Professor Heidi Safia Mirza
Professor of Race, Faith & Culture at Goldsmith College, University of London.
Dr Elizabeth Opara
Head of the Department of Applied & Human Sciences at Kingston University
Associate Lecturer in Art & Design at UAL; Founder & Director of Shades of Noir
Dr Marcia Wilson
Head of the School of Health, Sport & Bioscience, University of East London