Title

“I’ve Struggled, I’ve Battled”: Invisibility Microaggressions Experienced by Women of Color at a Predominantly White Institution

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

9-2-2017

Abstract

This study used critical ethnography to document microaggressions experienced by women Staff and Faculty of Color at a predominantly White institution of higher education. This article focuses on invisibility, a specific type of microaggression, which emerged as a prominent finding. Participant narratives explicated three manifestations of environmental microaggressions (campus, disciplinary/professional, and community invisibility) and two forms of interpersonal microaggressions (professional and leadership invisibility). Recommendations for higher education professionals are provided.

Publication Title

NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education

Volume

10

Issue

3

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