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Presumed Incompetent: Continuing the Conversation (Part I)


Carmen G. Gonzalez


Seattle University School of Law

Angela P. Harris


University of California, Davis - King Hall School of Law

January 1, 2014

Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, Vol. 29, p. 183, 2014

Abstract:     
On March 8, 2013, the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice hosted an all-day symposium featuring more than forty speakers at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law to celebrate and invite responses to the book entitled, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. González & Angela P. Harris eds., 2012). Presumed Incompetent presents gripping first-hand accounts of the obstacles encountered by female faculty of color in the academic workplace, and provides specific recommendations to women of color, allies, and academic leaders on ways to eliminate these barriers. The symposium held at Berkeley continued the conversation begun in the book through a series of concurrent and plenary panels, poetry readings, and keynote addresses. Selected papers from the symposium were published in both the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice and the Seattle Journal for Social Justice (SJSJ). This introduction discusses and contextualizes the papers published in the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. These papers reflect the exhilarating breadth and depth of the discussions that took place during the symposium. Like the papers published in SJSJ, they enhance our understanding of the hierarchies of the academic workplace, and offer additional tools to promote a more equitable and inclusive campus environment.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: higher education, faculty, critical race theory, feminist theory, gender, race, class, sexuality, intersectionality, stereotyping, tokenism, inequality, women of color, unconscious bias, identity, neoliberalism, corporatization, affirmative action, discrimination, tenure, disability

JEL Classification: J7, I24, J115, J116

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Date posted: June 20, 2014  

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Gonzalez, Carmen G. and Harris, Angela P., Presumed Incompetent: Continuing the Conversation (Part I) (January 1, 2014). Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, Vol. 29, p. 183, 2014. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2456456

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Carmen G. Gonzalez (Contact Author)
Seattle University School of Law ( email )
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

Angela P. Harris
University of California, Davis - King Hall School of Law ( email )
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
United States
530-752-3276 (Phone)
530-754-5311 (Fax)
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