Spectacular Bodies: Racism, Pregnancy, and the Code of Silence in Academe

Fri, 05/15/2020

FGSS Associate Professor Julia Chang's new essay "Spectacular Bodies: Racism, Pregnancy, and the Code of Silence in Academe" has been published in the collection Presumed Incompetent II Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia

"The courageous and inspiring personal narratives and empirical studies in Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia name formidable obstacles and systemic biases that all women faculty—from diverse intersectional and transnational identities and from tenure track, terminal contract, and administrative positions—encounter in their higher education careers. They provide practical, specific, and insightful guidance to fight back, prevail, and thrive in challenging work environments. This new volume comes at a crucial historical moment as the United States grapples with a resurgence of white supremacy and misogyny at the forefront of our social and political dialogues that continue to permeate the academic world."

Read the essay in Presumed Incompetent II Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia.

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