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Experiences of Black Women in the Caribbean Academy

  • Talia EsnardEmail author
  • Deirdre Cobb-Roberts
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Abstract

Our work advances a comparative intersectional exploration of Black women in academe. In so doing, we begin to tease out the relative significance and connectedness of socio-historical, cultural, economic, and political contexts, as well as, embedded structures and relations of power that collectively undergird their experiences. In applying this comparative intersectional framework to the examination of Black Caribbean women in academe, we therefore begin with the understanding that their lives are also structurally situated within parallel axes of power. We also bring to bear some fundamental complexities and contentious ways in how they speak of and work within issues of context, structure, power, and agency.

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  1. 1.University of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago
  2. 2.University of South FloridaTampaUSA

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