Examining the Intersection of Gender, Race and Class: A Study of African American Women Presidents at Four-Year Colleges and Universities

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Title: Examining the Intersection of Gender, Race and Class: A Study of African American Women Presidents at Four-Year Colleges and Universities
Author: Wright, Gwendolyn
Advisors: Dr. Colleen Wiessner , Committee Chair
Abstract: This study identified that African American women presidents have been disproportionately underrepresented in leadership positions in higher education due to a historical and contemporary system of hegemony within higher education that has limited their access to positions of power. The purpose of this study was to examine the ways in which gender, race, and class constructed as an intersectional paradigm influences the professional and personal development of African American women throughout their life experiences. Black feminist standpoint theory and critical race feminism are used as the theoretical frameworks within which the relevant social, historical and contemporary events that influenced black women's development and experiences in higher education are analyzed.
Date: 2009-04-25
Degree: EdD
Discipline: Higher Education Administration
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/3826


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