• Sociology
  • Published 2012

Navigating as an African American Female Scholar: Catalysts and Barriers in Predominantly White Academia

@inproceedings{Baxley2012NavigatingAA,
  title={Navigating as an African American Female Scholar: Catalysts and Barriers in Predominantly White Academia},
  author={Traci P. Baxley},
  year={2012}
}
As a teacher-scholar, this autoethnographic is an account of my personal journey in higher education at a predominantly White university. I recount childhood experiences that led me to critical incidents experienced as a doctoral student and tenure-track professor that served as both institutional barriers encountered and catalysts for growth. I examine the manner in which I was able to navigate within the borders they created for me as an African American woman emerging scholar. The counter… CONTINUE READING

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