NeMLA - Discriminatory Hiring Practices: Women of Color in Academia (Roundtable)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Angela Ferreira/University of Alberta
contact email: 

Call for Women's and Gender Studies Caucus- Roundtable - at NeMLA 2019 in Washington D.C. March 21-24, 2019.

Patricia A. Matthew, in Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure, explores how academia discriminates in its hiring practices even while actively or outwardly supporting equality. Matthew explores the contradictions in valuing diversity, but not awarding tenure to diverse people, especially women of color. This panel similarly hopes to interrogate concerns related to faculty of color and discrimination. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following: hiring practices compared to (white) men, negotiating practices for salary and advancement through the tenure line, difficulties faculty of color face before and after getting tenure, women of color and discrimination in the classroom. We welcome abstracts that address these and related topics.

Chair: Angela Ferreira, University of Alberta.

Submission deadline is: Sept 30, 2018.

Submit abstracts directly through This session is searchable by its panel number: 17315.

Acceptance or rejection notifications made by October 15, 2018.