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The Burden Of Invisible Work In Academia: Social Inequalities And Time Use In Five University Departments, University Of Oregon Social Sciences Feminist Network Research Interest Group May 2017

The Burden Of Invisible Work In Academia: Social Inequalities And Time Use In Five University Departments, University Of Oregon Social Sciences Feminist Network Research Interest Group

Humboldt Journal of Social Relations

Despite an increase in the number of PhDs earned by women and faculty of color in recent decades, they are less numerous among faculty at US colleges and universities. This scarcity is most pronounced at the level of full professor. Why are women and faculty of color not reaching the upper levels of academia? Previous research in the cultural taxation literature suggests that women and faculty of color experience heavier service burdens than their white male colleagues. In order to examine whether a heavier service burden could be at the root of the “leaky pipeline” from PhD to full professor ...


Pink Transgressions, Lucienne Nicholson Aug 2014

Pink Transgressions, Lucienne Nicholson

Dissenting Voices

This paper addresses what I term “Pink Transgressions.” I coin the phrase Pink Transgression to mean any oppression of one woman over another. For this research, the area of pink transgressions is focused on domestics, examining the impacts of race, class, gender, and transnationalism using a Black feminist perspective. Using feminist theory, I construct the web that connects me to my mother and both of us to Diouana, the domestic in the film, La Noire (Black Girl) by Ousmane Sembene (1966). The movie serves as an extraction of my life in the space of an “imagined-maid.” That “imagined-maid” status brought ...


Lay Down Your Cross, Celeste Cooper Aug 2014

Lay Down Your Cross, Celeste Cooper

Dissenting Voices

If the strong Black woman is to ever gain visibility, then we need to be strong enough to allow ourselves the opportunity to rest. The implications that we are insurmountable beings have meant that Black women are routinely denied considerations by society. A host of Black feminist thinkers have indicated the unique spaces of oppression which the Black woman has occupied and continues to struggle within because of this institutional neglect. Black women have been the bridge which, not only supports the change that we wish to see, but also maintains the disparaging stereotypes which obstructs our efforts towards self-definition ...