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Strategies for Supporting Inclusion and Diversity in the Academy

Higher Education, Aspiration and Inequality

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  • Provides a history of exclusion and deprivilege in higher education based on aspects of identity
  • Fills an important gap in the market by focusing on solutions and strategies rather than exclusion itself
  • Illuminates diverse and concrete practices that can be deployed to combat such de/privilege

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Contextualising Layers of Exclusion in Higher Education

  2. Engendering Gender Diversity in Higher Education


About this book

This book explores tried and tested strategies that support student and faculty engagement and inclusion in the academy. These strategies are anchored by a brief exploration of the history and effect/s of exclusion and deprivilege in higher education. However, while many publications exploring academic inequality focus on the causes and impacts of structural, psychological and cultural exclusion based on racism, sexism, classism and ableism, they rarely engage in interventions to expose and combat such de/privilege. Capturing examples of inclusive practices that are as diverse as student and faculty populations, these strategies can be easily translated and employed by organisations, collectives and individuals to recognise and combat social and academic exclusion within higher education environments. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Creative Industries, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Australia

    Gail Crimmins

About the editor

Gail Crimmins is Senior Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Her research interests include gender inequity and the often unheard narratives of women, and uses of feminist approaches to research.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Strategies for Supporting Inclusion and Diversity in the Academy

  • Book Subtitle: Higher Education, Aspiration and Inequality

  • Editors: Gail Crimmins

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-43595-0Published: 30 June 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-43593-6Published: 29 June 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXII, 403

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Higher Education, Gender and Education, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Education

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