Toxic Ivory Towers: Consequences of Work Stress on Underrepresented Faculty
April 4, 2019
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Toxic Ivory Towers (Rutgers University Press) seeks to document the professional work experiences of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty in U.S. higher education, and address the social and economic inequalities in their life course trajectory. In this public lecture, Ruth Zambrana will address topics covered in the book.
Toxic Ivory Towers is the first book to take a look at the institutional factors impacting the ability of URM faculty to be successful at their jobs, and to flourish in academia. Zambrana captures not only how various dimensions of identity inequality are expressed in the academy and how these social statuses influence the health and well-being of faculty, but also how institutional policies and practices can be used to transform the culture of an institution to increase rates of retention and promotion so URM faculty can thrive.
About Ruth Enid Zambrana
Ruth Enid Zambrana, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies, Director of the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity and adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.