Identifies gender issues affecting students, faculty, and leaders in higher education, applying critical perspectives to suggest needed change.
This volume addresses the ways in which gender takes shape in and is shaped by higher education environments. Focusing on historical knowledge and contemporary experience, the contributors identify several key gender issues affecting students, faculty, and leaders in higher education. They examine such diverse topics as what lessons women's colleges have to offer, violence on campus, women faculty and part-time employment, and intersecting identities of race and gender, and they apply critical perspectives to suggest needed change. While they may not agree on the necessary strategies to improve higher education environments, they do agree that those environments are currently deeply and problematically gendered.
Becky Ropers-Huilman is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Women's and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University. She is the author of Feminist Teaching in Theory and Practice: Situating Power and Knowledge in Poststructural Classrooms and the coeditor (with Judith Glazer-Raymo and Barbara K. Townsend) of Women in Higher Education: A Feminist Perspective, Second Edition.