Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Olivia N. Perlow, Durene I. Wheeler, Sharon L. Bethea, BarBara M. Scott
    Pages 1-18
  3. Challenges to Black Women in the Academy: Pedagogies of Resistance

  4. Transformative Pedagogies: Theory, Praxis, Strategies, and Applications

  5. Pedagogies of Healing

About this book


This interdisciplinary anthology sheds light on the frameworks and lived experiences of black women faculty in the academy. Contributors for this anthology submitted works from an array of academic disciplines and learning environments, inviting readers to bear witness to black women faculty’s classroom experiences, as well as their pedagogical approaches both inside and outside of the higher education classroom that have fostered transformative teaching-learning environments. Through this multidimensional lens, the editors and contributors view instruction and learning as a political endeavor aimed at changing the way we think about teaching, learning. and praxis. 


Women's Studies Black Pedagogy Black Feminism Critical Race Theory Womanism Intersectionality African-Centered Pedagogy Black Queer Feminist Pedagogy Transformative strategies

Editors and affiliations

  • Olivia N. Perlow
    • 1
  • Durene I. Wheeler
    • 2
  • Sharon L. Bethea
    • 3
  • BarBara M. Scott
    • 4
  1. 1.Northeastern Illinois University ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Northeastern Illinois University ChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Northeastern Illinois University ChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Northeastern Illinois University ChicagoUSA

About the editors

Olivia N. Perlow is Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern Illinois University, USA. 

Durene I. Wheeler is Associate Professor of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, USA. 

Sharon L. Bethea is Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Northeastern Illinois University, USA. 

BarBara M. Scott is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, and African and African American Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, USA.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Black Women's Liberatory Pedagogies
  • Book Subtitle Resistance, Transformation, and Healing Within and Beyond the Academy
  • Editors Olivia N. Perlow
    Durene I. Wheeler
    Sharon L. Bethea
    BarBara M. Scott
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-65788-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88106-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-65789-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 331
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender and Education
    Higher Education
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