Toxic Ivory Towers
When: Fri, Oct 30 2020 12:00pm
Toxic Ivory Towers and URMF Talk
A Seminar with Professor RUTH ZAMBRANA
Distinguished University Professor
University of Maryland
Toxic Ivory Towers is the first book to examine the institutional factors impacting the ability of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty to be successful at their jobs and to flourish in academia. Despite the changing demographics of the nation, the percentages of Black and Hispanic faculty have increased only slightly. The book explores how these social statuses influence the health and well-being of URM faculty, and also how institutional policies and practices can be used to transform the culture of an institution so URM faculty can thrive.