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Zuleika Arashiro is academic visitor at the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies at the Australian National University.
Malba Barahona is research fellow at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.
Introduction: Thinking through Our Voices; Zuleika Arashiro, Eugenia Demuro, and Malba Barahona
Chapter 1. Testimony of a Pilgrimage: (Un)Learning and Re-Learning with the South, Rosalba Icaza
Chapter 2. The Significance of Being a Mexican Academic Woman in Rural Minnesota, Marisol Reyes
Chapter 3. My Decolonizing Path: An Experience of “Belonging and Becoming”, Malba Barahona
Chapter 4. Life as a White Academic in the Global South: Colonial Privilege and Standpoint, Jeanne Simon
Chapter 5. Becoming Woman: On Exile and Belonging to the Borderlands, Sara Motta
Chapter 6. Delinking from the Zero Degree: Reflections from the Antipodes, Eugenia Demuro
Chapter 7. Silence and Voice in the Other South, Zuleika Arashiro
Exceptional historic times demand knowledge and knowers that go beyond the trivial and push the canon toward visibility of marginality as well as show the way to epistemic resistance and justice. Women in Academia Crossing North-South Borders embodies this push.... One of the main advantages of Women in Academia is that it is a product of vibrant, collective solidarity.... Legitimizing marginal women's voices, articulating shifting knowledge patterns and identities, and showing the epistemological alternative of protest are important contributions of Women in Academia. They make the book very contemporary and needed in view of current US and global contexts of erasure and oppression of epistemological difference and diverse identities. Deeply emotional and inspirational, the book also stands out as a rebellious manifesto against authoritarian regimes, and is a must read for anyone who is interested in epistemic and social justice.
— Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Women academics are increasingly migrating across international borders, but their experiences and acute sense of otherness in their destination countries have remained hidden. This volume lifts these prevalent experiences out of the shadows. The contributors’ experiences vary, but the narratives—singly and collectively—will be eminently recognizable for the migrant, or globalized, academic woman, and will provide their colleagues with valuable insights into lives lived at the intersection of gender, ethnic/racial identity, and the different traditions of academic institutions in various countries.
— Marijke Breuning, University of North Texas
This powerful collection of self-ethnographies deconstruct notions of scholarship and North–South identities in innovative ways that challenge the colonial nature of power that operates in academic fields such as political science and international relations.
— Arlene B. Tickner, Universidad de los Andes
Women in Academia Crossing North–South Borders reflects on gender, race, and identity in a compelling and theoretically daring way. The authors share with great candor and rare academic honesty how they, as women of color born in the Global South, negotiate their identity on the borders of hegemonic academic systems. This is an exciting collection that illustrates poignantly how the authors’ willingness to be vulnerable asserts their individual and communal power. An inspiring read.
— Wendy Harcourt, ISS, Erasmus University