chapter  10
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“Why Don’t You Get Somebody New to Do It?”: Race, Gender, and Identity Taxation in the Academy

ByTiffany Joseph, Laura Hirshfield

Many studies document the challenges faculty of color and white women faculty experience in predominantly white-and male-dominated higher educational institutions (see chapters 1, 4, 8, and 9 in this volume). Some of these challenges, which include marginalization, discrimination, and invisibility, are related to the problematic behavior and attitudes of colleagues and students as well as institutionalized campus cultures and operations that do not effectively promote an egalitarian or multicultural community. This chapter examines and extends one particular cultural practice, the cultural taxation of certain groups of faculty members in academic departments.