Women and Academic Leadership
| Research Collective |
Chair at the Table is a research collective of current and former department chairs at colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. This project represents an opportunity to consider Black women’s perspectives of academic leadership, particularly in light of the 50th Anniversary of Black Studies and Women's Studies in the years 2019-2020.
Experienced academic administrators in a variety of disciplines have written reflections and recommendations to serve as a resource. These discussions, to be published in the Palimpsest Journal (SUNY Press), are tools for faculty interested in administrative experience, mentoring guides for current chairs, and reference points for upper-level administrators who are working to diversify their ranks.
The dozen scholars in this collection have decades of experience at various institution types and now publish and present papers that collectively suggest a paradigm shift in the perception and experience of unit heads in higher education. Inspired by Solange's "Seat at the Table" and "Borderline (An Ode to Self Care)," this collective writes to "make less war" inside and outside the walls of academe.
Dr. Sharpley-Whiting is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Humanities (AADS and French), Chair of African American and Diaspora Studies, and Director of the Callie House Center at Vanderbilt University.
Tracy Sharpley-Whiting Vanderbilt University
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Dean of the Eric Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Professor of History and Distinguished Faculty Researcher
Professor of English and Director of the Center for Africana Studies
Professor of Human Development Department
Tara T. Green
Linda Carlisle Excellence Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
Inaugural Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity
Officer, and Advisor to the President
Associate Professor and Chair of Africana Studies
Inaugural Vice-Provost of Equity & Inclusion
Professor of Africana Studies
Professor Emerita of United States History and Constitutional Law
Professor and Chair of W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
Special thanks to:
Dr. Tiffany Patterson, Dr. Claudine Taffe, Ms. Lennita Tate, and Dr. Gilman Whiting
Palimpsest is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes cutting edge interdisciplinary scholarship and creative work by and about women of the African Diaspora and their communities in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds. A partnership between Vanderbilt University’s African American and Diaspora Studies Program and the State University of New York (SUNY) Press, the journal is published twice a year and accepts submissions on a rolling basis.
The Chair at the Table special issue of Palimpsest is expected to be published in fall or winter 2020. Updates will be posted here when the collection is available.
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