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Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School

Kimberly D. McKee and Denise A. Delgado

Abstract

Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School uses personal narrative supported by scholarly research to identify the struggles faced by women of color in graduate school and the methods deployed by women to mitigate the academic and emotional struggles they face. Contributors represent a diverse group of women from different ethnic, racial, and national origin backgrounds in fields ranging from the humanities to sciences. The essays engage common themes that recur in many women of color’s narratives: racial microaggressions, alienation, disillusionment, a lack of dep ... More

Keywords: feminist killjoy, imposter syndrome, self-care, microaggressions, women of color, higher education, community, graduate school, McNair Scholars, self-care, mentoring

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043185
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043185.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberly D. McKee, author
Grand Valley State University

Denise A. Delgado, author

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Contents

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Introduction

Kimberly D. McKee and Denise A. Delgado

Chapter 4 Stats and Stories

Regina Emily Idoate

Chapter 5 Disciplinary Peripheries

Jenny Heijun Wills and Délice Mugabo

Chapter 7 Finding Grace

Aeriel A. Ashlee

Chapter 8 How to Help

Arianna Taboada

Epilogue

Kimberly D. McKee and Denise A. Delgado