The Misrepresented Minority
New Insights on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the Implications for Higher Education

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370 pp., 6" x 9"
While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are growing faster than any other racial group in the U.S., they are all but invisible in higher education, and generally ignored in the research literature, and thus greatly misrepresented and misunderstood.

This book presents disaggregated data to unmask important academic achievement and other disparities within the population, and offers new insights that promote more authentic understandings of the realities masked by the designation of AAPI. In offering new perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and empirical research by seasoned and emerging scholars, this book both makes a significant contribution to the emerging knowledge base on AAPIs, and identifies new directions for future scholarship on this population.

Its overarching purpose is to provide policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in higher education with the information they need to serve an increasingly important segment of their student populations.

In dispelling such misconceptions as that Asian Americans are not really racial minorities, the book opens up the complexity of the racial and ethnic minorities within this group, and identifies the unique challenges that require the attention of anyone in higher education concerned with student access and success, as well as the pipeline to the professoriate.

Table of Contents:
An Introduction--Samuel D. Museus, Dina C. Maramba, & Robert T. Teranishi

1) Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: A National Portrait of Growth, Diversity, and Inequality—Samuel D. Museus

SECTION I: Asian American and Pacific Islander Identity
Section Introduction—Mitchell J. Chang
2) A Southeast Asian American Identity Model: Implications for Higher Education Research and Practice—Samuel D. Museus, Rican Vue, Tu-Lien Kim Nguyen, & Fanny Yeung
3) To be Mice or Men: Gender Identity and the Development of Masculinity through Participation in Asian American Interest Fraternities—Minh Tran & Mitchell J. Chang
4) Racial Identity Construction among Chinese American and Filipino American Undergraduates—Alina Wong
5) Engaging Asian American and Pacific Islander Culture and Identity in Graduate Education—Samuel D. Museus, M. Kalehua Mueller, & Kamakana Aquino
6) Naming Our Identity: Diverse Understandings of Asian American-ness and Student Development Research—Jane E. Pizzolato, Tu-Lien K. Nguyen, Marc Johnston, & Prema Chaudhari
7) The Role of Context, Critical Theory, and Counternarratives in Understanding Indigenous Pacific Islander Identities and Experiences—Erin Kahunawaika‘ala Wright and Brandi Jean Nalani Balutski

SECTION II: The Diverse Voices among Asian American and Pacific Islanders
Section Introduction—Karen K. Inkelas
8) Hybrid Faith, Hybrid Identities: Asian American Evangelical Christians on College Campuses—Julie J. Park, Jonathan Lew, & Warren Chiang
9) Searching for Self, Discovering Community: An Examination of the Experiences of Hmong American College Students—Rican Vue
10) Intersections and Crossroads: A Counter-Story of an Undocumented Asian American College Student—Tracy L. Buenavista & Angela Chuan-Ru Chen
11) The Perspectives and Experiences of Asian American Student Activists—Jean J. Ryoo & Rob Ho
12) Negotiating the Complexities of Being Asian American and Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual—Sean Pepin & Donna Talbot

SECTION III: Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders in Higher Education
Section Introductio—Patricia A. Neilson & Peter N. Kiang
13) Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and the Glass Ceiling in Higher Education—Wenfan Yan & Samuel D. Museus
14) From Revolving Doors and Chilly Climates to Creating Inclusive Environments for Pre-Tenure Asian American Faculty—Belinda Lee Huang
15) Struggles for Professional and Intellectual Legitimacy: Experiences of Asian and Asian American Female Faculty Members—Fanny P.F. Yeung
16) “Think About it as Decolonizing Our Minds”: Spaces for Critical Race Pedagogy and Transformative Leadership Development—OiYan A. Poon
17) The Impact of Leadership Development on Asian Americans in Higher Education—Daniello Balón & Yen Ling Shek
18) Selecting and Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander Students in Higher Education—William Sedlacek & Hung-Bin Sheu

Sample Chapter - 3

Reviews & Endorsements:
I am highly impressed with the diversity of perspectives and issues on AAPIs addressed by this volume. It is an outstanding effort to overcome the disregard and invisibility of AAPIs in higher education and provides a more authentic and nuanced view that strongly challenges many pervasive stereotypes about this widely misunderstood but increasingly significant group.
- Dr. Bob H. Suzuki, President Emeritus, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
This book assembles an extensive array of extraordinarily authentic accounts of Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences. Each chapter uniquely synthesizes theory, research, and practice to inform efforts to effectuate positive campus environments for AAPIs. A must-read for policymakers, educators, and students who seek new insights and approaches to help AAPI college students succeed.
- Doris Ching, Emeritus Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Hawaii System
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