Feminism and Intersectionality in Academia

Women’s Narratives and Experiences in Higher Education

  • Stephanie Anne Shelton
  • Jill Ewing Flynn
  • Tanetha Jamay Grosland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Stephanie Anne Shelton, Jill Ewing Flynn, Tanetha Jamay Grosland
    Pages 1-11
  3. The Superwoman Complex: The Challenges of Family Life for Women in the Academy

  4. The Less Traveled and Less Valued Pathways: Examining the Devaluation of Women’s Contributions to the Academy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Tanetha Jamay Grosland
      Pages 85-94
  5. The Importance of Intersectionality: Exploring the Diversities of Women in the Academy

  6. Vulnerability in the Academy: Women Explore Emotionality, Affect, and Self-Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Janine de Novais
      Pages 167-178
    3. Alyssa D. Niccolini
      Pages 179-192
    4. Cheryl E. Matias
      Pages 193-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-210

About this book


This edited volume explores the diversities and complexities of women’s experiences in higher education. Its emphasis on personal narratives provides a forum for topics not typically found in in print, such as mental illness, marital difficulties, and gender identity. The intersectional narratives afford typically disenfranchised women opportunities to share experiences in ways that de-center standard academic writing, while simultaneously making these stories accessible to a range of readers, both inside and outside higher education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephanie Anne Shelton
    • 1
  • Jill Ewing Flynn
    • 2
  • Tanetha Jamay Grosland
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.University of DelawareNewarkUSA
  3. 3.University of South FloridaTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90589-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90590-7
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