Presumed Incompetent: Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia
Professor Carmen Gonzalez, Seattle University School of Law
Thursday, November 15, 12:10 pm
435 W. 116th Street, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 940
Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators.
Carmen G. Gonzalez is a law professor at Seattle University School of Law. She holds a BA in political science from Yale University and a JD from Harvard Law School. Her scholarship focuses on the environmental justice implications of globalization. In addition to serving as co-editor of Presumed Incompetent, she is currently working on the international law chapter of a forthcoming textbook on social justice lawyering. Professor Gonzalez was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina, a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, a Visiting Professor at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China, and a Fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court.