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Beyond Diversity and Whiteness: Developing a Transformative and Intersectional Model of Privilege Studies Pedagogy

Each of these instructional experiences propelled me to search and search for resources to inform and expand my own strategies for facilitating student learning about privilege. However, years of less than fruitful searching made it clear to me that the resource I yearned for was yet to be created. When I fi rst began my privilege studies journey in 1998 as a brand new graduate student, my thesis chair unapologetically advised me to drop this interest because he predicted no one would be interested in privilege as a research focus. Despite this discouragement from a mentor I still deeply admire to this day, and potentially directly due to the discouragement, I designed my fi rst research project to develop a scale assessing white privilege awareness and began including privilege content in my teaching.