The Faculty of Color Cohort 2014 (FOCC2014) consists of 20 scholars in faculty positions across the country. Here we use the theory of transformational resistance and data from our private Facebook group webpage as a way to understand the resistance enacted by the FOCC2014 as first-year faculty members. Through critical discourse analysis, we investigate how the FOCC2014 Facebook webpage is used to encourage members to actively resist, reject, and redefine what it means to be a faculty member in higher education. Findings provide empirical evidence of the utility of social media as a space for engagement and community for faculty of color across multiple campuses where the racial/ethnic diversity of faculty is limited.
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Johnson, J.M., Boss, G., Mwangi, C.G. et al. Resisting, Rejecting, and Redefining Normative Pathways to the Professoriate: Faculty of Color in Higher Education. Urban Rev 50, 630–647 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11256-018-0459-8
- Faculty of color
- Critical theory
- Social media
- Higher education