Smiling faces and colored spaces: The experiences of faculty of color pursing tenure in the academy. (2009)

“Through a comprehensive literature review, this article identifies and discusses barriers to recruitment and retention of faculty of color. Marginalization, racism and sexism manifested as unintended barriers are presented as a few of the barriers faculty of color face in successfully navigating the tenure process. Informed by this literature review, we conducted a self-study that presents the experiences of four faculty of color navigating the tenure process in a predominately white Research Institution. The purpose of this study was to share the experiences of three junior faculty of color as they navigate the tenure process, and one tenured faculty of color who is informally mentoring them through the process.”

Diggs, G. A., Garrison-Wade, D. F., Estrada, D., & Galindo, R. (2009). Smiling Faces and Colored Spaces: The Experiences of Faculty of Color Pursing tenure in the Academy. The Urban Review, 41(4), 312–333. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11256-008-0113-y

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