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The SU ADVANCE Online Library

Created and maintained by team members, Dr. Donna Sylvester (Mathematics), Dr. Sarah Trainer (Program & Research Coordinator), and the SU ADVANCE interns, this compilation of materials is a comprehensive resource on faculty worklife, administration, and diversity and inclusion. The library provides hundreds of articles and features a search engine of crosstabs for over a dozen topics. The library is available through the SU ADVANCE website at www.seattleu.edu/advance

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Recommended Summer Reading

Intersectionality and Higher Education: Identity and Inequality on College Campuses, Edited by Byrd, Brunn-Bevel, and Ovink. ISBN: 9780813597669

Description: Though colleges and universities are arguably paying more attention to diversity and inclusion than ever before, to what extent do their efforts result in more socially just campuses? Intersectionality and Higher Education examines how race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, and other identities connect to produce intersected campus experiences. Contributors look at both the individual and institutional perspectives on issues like campus climate, race, class, and gender disparities, LGBTQ student experiences, undergraduate versus graduate students, faculty and staff from varying socioeconomic backgrounds, students with disabilities, undocumented students, and the intersections of two or more of these topics. Taken together, this volume presents an evidence-backed vision of how the twenty-first century higher education landscape should evolve in order to meaningfully support all participants, reduce marginalization, and reach for equity and equality.

 Review: Contributors to this book are experts in sociology and anthropology, involved in researching race and educational inequality. They employ perspectives from student affairs and organizational studies to examine how the cultures and structures of higher education impact people from different backgrounds and how they hinder efforts to reduce inequality. Chapters are grouped in sections on student, faculty, and staff identities and experiences. Some subjects are undocumented students in Jesuit higher education, biracial students at historically black colleges, racial awareness in general education courses, black students in STEM, and diversity action plans at US flagship universities. The final section reports on institutional efforts for equity and inclusion in campus communities.