Navigating the academy: An autoethnographic approach to examining the lived experience of African American women at predominantly white institutions of higher education

Kiesha Warren-Gordon, Renae D. Mayes

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Abstract

This study explores the lived experience of two African American women working at predominately white institutions of higher education. A review of the literature suggests research that examines the experiences of African American women in academe is limited. Using an autoethnographic approach, we explore our experiences and how we navigate our roles. Findings suggest that when the appropriate mentoring is in place African American women have a more positive experience navigating the promotion and tenure process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberArticle 5
Pages (from-to)2356-2366
Number of pages11
JournalQualitative Report
Volume22
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 7 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • African american
  • Autoethnographic
  • Higher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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