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Title:“We must keep reaching across the table and feed each other” life stories of Black women in academic leadership roles in higher education at predominantly white institutions
Author(s):McMillion, Desiree Y.
Director of Research:Pak, Yoon
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Pak, Yoon
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Anderson, James D.; Smith, Shardé N.; Span, Christopher M.
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Black women
Academic leadership
Abstract:“Black women have obtained leadership position as administrators at higher education institutions. While previous research has demonstrated that obtaining leadership positions is problematic for Black women, little research focuses solely on the plight and personal agency of Black women administrators”. While there exists a substantial body of literature devoted to examining the ways in which sexism, Anti-Black racism, gender and class inequality shape and limit leadership opportunities for Black women in education, few studies have focused on the personal agency of these women and how it influences their actions with regard to leadership within higher education. This phenomenological study examines the lived experiences of Black women in administrative leadership roles in higher education at predominantly white institutions and how race and gender intersect, and contribute to their career trajectories in academia.
Issue Date:2017-04-18
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Desiree Y. McMillion
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-08-10
Date Deposited:2017-05

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