Intersectionality in Action
A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions

Foreword by Eboo Patel
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Published: February 2016  

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Published: February 2016  

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Publisher: Stylus Publishing
176 pp., 6" x 9"
Colleges and universities silo diversity and inclusion by creating specific courses to address them, or programs to welcome and support people with a range of identities, whereas in reality students, faculty and staff do not encounter diversity in the fractured ways that match the organizational structures of our institutions. We all simultaneously embody a variety of identities with different saliency in different circumstances and times.

This book offers models for institutions to move intentionally toward intersections – of study abroad and multiculturalism, of race and gender and religion, and of other essential aspects of our educational programs and our students’ identities – to open doors to new possibilities that better prepare our students for life in a diverse world, and that allow our institutions to become more efficient and effective as we strive to not simply do things better in our own separate spheres, but to do better things by working together across difference.

Each chapter offers action-oriented analysis focusing on particular campus intersections, rather than attending to specific demographic groups. Chapter authors also build on their own local expertise of doing this work on campuses that often do not have deep pockets or rich histories of such efforts.

The book is organized into three sections:
* People focuses on diversity broadly defined, considering questions about how we recruit and engage the students, faculty, and staff in the campus community, and how we work with governing boards and others to promote inclusive excellence.
* Environment focuses on inclusion, including residence life, the local community, the working and learning environment, and external factors and events such as national and international news or town gown relationships.
* Learning focuses on perspective taking and learning about difference in the core curriculum, the disciplines, and the co-curriculum, as well as professional development for faculty and staff.

This ground reaking book helps readers, no matter what position they occupy on campus, to develop the knowledge and capacities necessary to create inclusive classrooms and is premised on the understanding that identity, oppression, power and marginalization cannot be addressed by looking solely at single identities.

Table of Contents:
Foreword – Eboo Patel

Working at the Intersections – Brooke Barnett and Peter Felten

1) Student Recruitment and Retention at the Intersections: A Case for Capacity Building – Alta Mauro and Angela Mazaris
2) Recruitment and Retention at the Intersections: Colleagues – Paul Parsons
3) Leadership at the Intersection: A Developmental Framework for Inclusive Leaders – Niki Latino
4) Leaders, Governing Bodies, and Advisory Boards – Jeff Stein and Leo M. Lambert
5) It Takes a Campus: Building Capacity to Sustain the Diversity Journey – Michael A. McDonald, Sarah B. Westfall, and Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran

6) Striving for an Inclusive and Nurturing Campus: Cultivating the Intersections – Jon Dooley and Lucy LePeau
7) When Things Go Wrong: Avoiding and Managing Collisions in the Intersections – Leigh-Anne Royster
8) Bringing Life to Learning: Civic Engagement, Intersections, and Transforming College Students – Amy Howard, Juliette Landphair, and Amanda Lineberry

9) Diversifying Diversity, Diversifying Disability – Danielle R. Picard and Nancy L. Chick
10) Leadership for a Global Caring Society – Ed Taylor
11) The Intersection of Life and Learning: What Cultural Wealth and Liberal Education Mean for Whole Student Development – Ashley Finley and Tia McNair

Guiding Principles for Working at the Intersections – Brooke Barnett and Peter Felten

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Reviews & Endorsements:
"The 'next phase' of diversity in higher education pushes institutional objectives beyond mere tolerance of cultural difference. Barnett and Felten have pulled together a timely resource for campus leaders that recognizes the multidimensionality of students' identities and the imperative for institutions to pursue an intersectional approach to diversity on campus."

- anthony lising antonio, Associate Professor of Education, Stanford University
Intersectionality in Action is a great resource for college faculty, administrators, board of trustee members and others committed to creating and sustaining inclusive campus communities and learning environments. This book is an excellent one for strategic planning committees; staff development workshops; graduate school courses; and for guiding campus conversations and responses to the ever-present question ‘how do we create a campus community where all members' individual identities are recognized and supported?’"
- Lori S. White, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs , Washington University in St. Louis, and Board-chair Elect of NASPA
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