“I’ve Struggled, I’ve Battled”: Invisibility Microaggressions Experienced by Women of Color at a Predominantly White Institution
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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.
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NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education
Mena, Jasmine A., and Annemarie Vaccaro. "“I’ve Struggled, I’ve Battled”: Invisibility Microaggressions Experienced by Women of Color at a Predominantly White Institution." NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education 10, 3 (2017): 301-318. doi: 10.1080/19407882.2017.1347047.