“Presumed Incompetent is undeniably a path-breaking book full of stories of resilience and survival. The editors of this magnificent collection attest to the power of storytelling and add to the testimonios of women in academia such as Telling to Live and Paths to Discovery. Each and every one of the authors survived and in telling their stories they offer hope and solace for young women scholars entering the academy.”
—Norma E. Cantú
Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators. The narratives are filled with wit, wisdom, and concrete recommendations, and provide a window into the struggles of professional women in a racially stratified but increasingly multicultural America.
To be released in May 2012. Reviewers needed; please contact Gabriella at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also coming in 2013 is Rebozos de Palabras: An Helena María Viramontes Critical Reader, edited by Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs. Reviewers and “blurbs” also sought.
Co-Editors Yolanda Flores-Niemann, Carmen G. Gonzalez, Angela P. Harris, and Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs