Lesbians in Academia: Degrees of Freedom, Maryemma Graham, 9780415917025


How can being closeted or out affect the personal and professional life of a lesbian in academia? This volume, a collection of over thirty personal narratives, explores what it’s like to be a lesbian working in a college or university setting. Along with the stories are in-depth analyses of the narratives by other academics. Issues such as race, class and age and how these factors distinguish each individual’s “place” in the academy are examined. The contributors have written from a wide range of experiences–different degrees of outness, various academic disciplines, many geographic locations, and several types of academic settings.

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