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"Strangers" of the Academy: Asian Women Scholars in Higher Education


reviewed by Melissa L. Kwon & Vichet Chhuon — July 05, 2007

coverTitle: "Strangers" of the Academy: Asian Women Scholars in Higher Education
Author(s): Shirley Geok-Lin Lim and Guofang Li
Publisher: Stylus, Sterling, VA
ISBN: 1579221211 , Pages: 304, Year: 2006
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In “Strangers” of the Academy: Asian Women Scholars in Higher Education, Guofang Li and Gulbahar H. Beckett pull together a valuable collection of contemporary personal experiences shared by Asian women in academia. Issues related to language, representation, mentoring, disciplinary focus, tenure, and the model minority stereotype are candidly discussed through the eyes of Asian women scholars. The conflicts that these individuals face are presented as a double deficit in the academy: being Asian and being women. By encouraging a space for Asian women scholars to break the silence (Stanley, 2007), this book contributes a deeper understanding of the multiple identities that Asian women must negotiate in academia and the conflicts and resolve that result from their lived experiences. The book consists of 15 chapters and is divided thematically into four sections. The first section, entitled “Asian female scholars in context,” provides background on Asian Pacific Americans in higher education, including... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 05, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14546, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:11:10 AM

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  • Melissa Kwon
    University of California
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    MELISSA L. KWON is a doctoral candidate in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on college student leadership and the assessment of English language learners.
  • Vichet Chhuon
    University of California
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    VICHET CHHUON is a doctoral candidate in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include immigrant schooling, Asian American education, and achievement motivation.
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