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Faculty of Color in the Health Professions: Stories of Survival and Success
by Dena Hassouneh
Dartmouth College Press, 2017
Paper: 978-1-5126-0122-0 | Cloth: 978-1-5126-0121-3 | eISBN: 978-1-5126-0123-7
Library of Congress Classification R727.H338 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 610.73706

This book provides the first in-depth examination of the experiences of a large sampling of faculty members of color in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry schools across the United States. Anchoring her study in grounded theory, Dena Hassouneh draws on extraordinary interviews with one hundred diverse faculty members—together with rich contextual data—to illuminate the deeply entrenched cultural and institutional challenges to equity that they confront. She also presents practical strategies to overcome those challenges. The book documents the ways in which faculty members of color are excluded from full participation in their laboratory or department; yet Hassouneh’s research shows that faculty of color can survive and even thrive. The interviews and data clearly reveal both the social, educational, and departmental contexts that determine satisfaction and success in recruitment and advancement and the impact that faculty of color have had on their students, peers, patients, schools, and communities.

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