BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Straddling Class in the Academy

26 Stories of Students, Administrators, and Faculty from Poor and Working Class Backgrounds and Their Compelling Lessons for Higher Education Policy and Practice

Edited by Sonja Ardoin and becky martinez
Foreword by Jamie Washington
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April 2019
9781620367407
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  • Language English
  • Pages 240 pp.
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April 2019
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April 2019
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April 2019
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Why do we feel uncomfortable talking about class? Why is it taboo? Why do people often address class through coded terminology like trashy, classy, and snobby? How does discriminatory language, or how do conscious or unconscious derogatory attitudes, or the anticipation of such behaviors, impact those from poor and working class backgrounds when they straddle class?

Through 26 narratives of individuals from poor and working class backgrounds – ranging from students, to multiple levels of administrators and faculty, both tenured and non-tenured – this book provides a vivid understanding of how people can experience and straddle class in the middle, upper, or even elitist class contexts of the academy.

Through the powerful stories of individuals who hold many different identities--and naming a range of ways they identify in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, ability, and religion, among others--this book shows how social class identity and classism impact people's experience in higher education and why we should focus more attention on this dimension of identity.

The book opens by setting the foundation by examining definitions of class, discussing its impact on identity, and summarizing the literature on class and what it can tell us about the complexities of class identity, its fluidity, sometimes performative nature, and the sense of dissonance it can provoke.

This book brings social class identity to the forefront of our consciousness, conversations, and behaviors and compels those in the academy to recognize classism and reimagine higher education to welcome and support those from poor and working class backgrounds. Its concluding chapter proposes means for both increasing social class consciousness and social class inclusivity in the academy. It is a compelling read for everyone in the academy, not least for those from poor or working class backgrounds who will find validation and recognition and draw strength from its vivid stories.

Foreword—Jamie Washington
Acknowledgements

1) Introduction
2) Social Class in the Academy
3) The Undergraduate Student Perspective—Daniel Espiritu, Kevyanna Rawls, and Téa N. Wimer
4) The Graduate Student Perspective—Constanza A. Cabello, Dylan R. Dunn, and Carmen Rivera
5) The Early Career Administrator Perspective—Armina Khwaja, Timothy M. Johnson, and Brenda Lee Anderson Wadley
6) The Mid-Career Administrator Perspective—Sara C. Furr, Jacinda M. Félix Haro, and Sally G. Parish
7) The Senior Administrator Perspective—Mamta Motwani Accapadi, Thomas C. Segar, and Jeremiah Shinn
8) The Non-Tenured Faculty Perspective—Loren Cannon, Raul Fernandez, and Tori Svoboda
9) The Tenured Faculty Perspective—Nancy J. Evans, Rudy P. Guevarra Jr., and Larry D. Roper
10) The External Educator Perspective—Briza K. Juarez, Edward Pickett III, and Roxanne Villaluz
11) Shared Social Class Experiences and the Intersectionality of Identity
12) Conclusion: Increasing Social Class Consciousness and Inclusivity in Higher Education

References
Authors and Contributors
Index

Sonja Ardoin

Sonja Ardoin is a learner, educator, facilitator, and author. She originates from "Cajun country" - the small, rural community of Vidrine, LA specifically - and is proud of her first generation college student to Ph.D. educational journey, with degrees from LSU, Florida State, and NC State. A self-described scholar-practitioner, Sonja made the move from full-time administrator to full-time faculty member in 2015 and currently serves as assistant professor of student affairs administration at Appalachian State University. Her career path includes experience in student activities, leadership development, community engagement, fraternity and sorority life, student conduct, and academic advising. Sonja studies social class identity in higher education; college access and success for first generation college students and students from rural areas; student and women’s leadership; and professional preparation and career pathways in higher education and student affairs. She stays engaged in the higher education field through presenting, facilitating, and volunteering with national organizations such as ASHE, NASPA, ACPA, LeaderShape, Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Gamma, and Peer Forward and reviewing for several journals. Sonja is also a contributor to the NASPA Center for First-generation Student Success advocacy group, the NASPA Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community, and the AFLV Board of Directors. Learn more about Sonja at https://www.sonjaardoin.com/.

becky martinez

dr. becky martinez is a class-straddling Mixed Race Woman of Color who loves engaging in social class and class(ism). She humbly comes from a family of farmers that now finds herself a first-generation white-collar professional and is still working through what that means. In her professional capacity, becky is an organization development consultant and trainer with a focus on social justice, leadership and organizational change with Infinity Martinez Consulting and a faculty member with the Social Justice Training Institute. Her work centers on dismantling systems of oppression through critical reflection and dialogue intertwined with theoretical models and key concepts. She is passionate about systems thinking while working with campuses, government agencies and community-based organizations to be more equitable with their policies, practices and procedures through an inclusion lens. Prior to consultancy, she was an administrator within the California State University and the University of California systems as well as private liberal arts colleges. She is a Co-Lead facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute, has been a certified trainer for the Anti-Defamation League and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, and a certified counselor-advocate through Peace over Violence in Los Angeles. Connect further with becky and her work at www.infinitymartinez.com.