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CAUT Bulletin Archives

June 2011

The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure

Without Losing Your Soul

Kerry Ann Rockquemore & Tracey Laszloffy. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publishers Inc., 2008; 215 pp; ISBN: 978-1-58826-562-3, cloth $55 USD; ISBN: 978-1-58826-588-3, cloth $22.50 USD.

For an African American scholar, who may be the lone minority in a department, navigating the tenure minefield can be a particularly harrowing process. Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffy go beyond standard professional resources to serve up practical advice for black faculty intent on winning the tenure game. Addressing head-on how power and the thorny politics of race converge in the academy, The Black Academic’s Guide is full of invaluable tips and hard-earned wisdom. It is an essential handbook that will help black faculty survive and thrive in academia without losing their voices, or their integrity.

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