(Other)sistering: Black Women Education Leadership Faculty Aligning Identity, Scholarship, and Practice Through Peer Support and Accountability

Nakia M. Gray-Nicolas, Marsha E. Modeste, Angel Miles Nash, Lolita A. Tabron

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This inquiry offers insight into how Black women assistant professors traverse the challenging journey toward tenure while acknowledging their connection to their students and communities, research, teaching, and service. By employing a phenomenological approach and utilizing Black feminist thought and community cultural wealth as conceptual and theoretical frameworks, this research advances scholarship identify-ing commonalities across Black women’s experiences. Further, we offer implications for how the academy can support Black women and other professionals from marginalized populations. Findings include how Black women assistant professors develop and create dynamic support systems amongst themselves to combat the multiple marginalizations of their positionality in the academy––a place where they are historically “outsiders.”.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-113
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Education Human Resources
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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