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Narratives of Marginalized Identities in Higher Education: Inside and Outside the Academy edited by Joanna Davis-McElligatt, Keith Dorwick, and Santosh Khadka is now available from Routledge Press. Drs. Davis-McElligatt and Dorwick are faculty members in our department. Dr. Davis-McElligatt teaches courses on and researches Africana and Diaspora studies, 19th, 20th, and 21st century American literature, Postcolonial literature, and Comics studies among others. Dr. Dorwick teaches courses on and researches queer studies, media and technology studies, children’s literature, disability studies, and drama among others.
From the Routledge website: “This book features theorized narratives from academics who inhabit marginalized identity positions, including, among others, academics with non-normative genders, sexualities, and relationships; nontenured faculty; racial and ethnic minorities; scholars with HIV, depression and anxiety, and other disabilities; immigrants and international students; and poor and working-class faculty and students. The chapters in this volume explore the ways in which marginalized identities fundamentally shape and impact the academic experience; thus, the contributors in this collection demonstrate how academic outsiderism works both within the confines of their college or university systems, and a broader matrix of community, state, and international relations. With an emphasis on the inherent intersectionality of identity positions, this book addresses the broad matrix of ways academics navigate their particular locations as marginalized subjects.”