Associate Professor co-authors book on women faculty of color in US and the Caribbean
TAMPA, FL (August 17, 2018) – College of Education Associate Professor Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, PhD, co-authored a book that provides a comparative focus on the context, experiences and landscapes of tenure for Black women faculty in the United States and the Caribbean.
Black Women, Academe, and the Tenure Process in the United States and the Caribbean, explores the meanings, experiences, and challenges faced by Black women faculty that are either on the tenure track or have earned tenure. Co-written with Dr. Talia Esnard, a lecturer at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus, the authors advance the notion of comparative intersectionality to tease through the contextual peculiarities and commonalities that define the identities of Black women and their experiences with tenure and promotion across the two geographical spaces.
The book focuses on institutional diversity that examines differences based on research intensity, the nature of the teaching institutes, experiences based on tenure and non-tenure granting institutions and the varied effects on the professional experiences and outcomes for female academics.
Dr. Cobb-Roberts is an associate professor in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies and serves as the Coordinator of the Social Foundations Program. Additionally, she is an affiliate faculty member within the Higher Education & Student Affairs Program and the Department of Women and Gender Studies. Her research focuses on historical and contemporary challenges of equity and treatment in American higher education with an emphasis on mentoring, teacher preparation, and social (in)justice in education.
Black Women, Academe, and the Tenure Process in the United States and the Caribbean, is available for purchase from Palgrave Macmillan.