Documentary On Black Women In The Ivory Tower

A new documentary, Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower, will be released soon, beginning with its premier at BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia next month.  See the short trailer here.

This documentary examines the intersection of race, class, and gender in the experiences of contemporary Black women professors and administrators through their education narratives from girlhood to their present status in academia.

A book about the experiences of women of color in academe, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, was released a few months ago.  It has gotten some attention, creating some much needed discussion about the challenges faced by women of color in higher education.