The Impact of Relationships on the Experiences of Racially Minoritized LGBTQ+ Faculty in Higher Education

Raquel Wright-Mair, Susan B. Marine

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Abstract

Faculty who are minoritized—those who are both lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer plus (LGBTQ+) and racially minoritized—experience significant challenges in higher education. Less is known about those whoare both LGBTQ+ and racially minoritized. This study examined the experiences of 11 racially minoritizedLGBTQ+ faculty teaching in higher education graduate programs and particularly focused on the waysrelationships (including mentoring relationships, colleague relationships, and power-over relationships)impacted their sense of themselves in their graduate school and early career journeys. Support from bothmentors and colleagues were instrumental in their success; manifestations of power-over dynamics bycolleagues were detrimental for faculty who are dually minoritized. Findings point to the importance ofinstituting equity-based mentoring and adoption of colleagueship practices which center the thriving ofracially minoritized LGBTQ+ faculty members higher education

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Diversity in Higher Education
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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