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Critical Perspectives on Race and Equity in Review of Higher Education

Rossier School of Education Professor and CUE Co-Director Estela Mara Bensimon and Rossier Ph.D. student Robin Bishop co-authored a piece on the study of race and racism in U.S. colleges and universities for a special issue of the Review of Higher Education, the journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). A Special Issue: Critical Perspectives on Race and Equity is the result of race and equity scholarship conducted by emerging academics who participated in CUE’s ASHE Institutes. The editors wrote the first chapter—“Why ‘Critical’? The Need for New Ways of Knowing”—in which they discuss the norms of higher education research, which documents inequities for racial and ethnic minorities without teaching scholars how to use theories that ask critical questions about race and racism in higher education.

Introduction: Why "Critical"? The Need for New Ways of Knowing
Estela Mara Bensimon, Robin Bishop

Race without Racism: How Higher Education Researchers Minimize Racist Institutional Norms
Shaun R. Harper

Seeking the "Truth" in the Stories We Tell: The Role of Critical Race Epistemology in Higher Education Research
Michelle M. Espino

Inquiry Methods for Critical Consciousness and Self-Change in Faculty
Edlyn Vallejo Peña

Racial Diversity, Legitimacy, and the Citizenry: The Impactof Affirmative Action Bans on Graduate School Enrollment
Liliana M. Garces

Equity and Critical Policy Analysis in Higher Education: A Bridge Still Too Far
Gregory M. Anderson

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