Student Activism, Politics, and Campus Climate in Higher Education presents a comprehensive, contemporary portrait of political engagement and student activism at postsecondary institutions in the United States. This resource explores how colleges and universities are experiencing unrest and in what ways broader sociopolitical conflicts are evident on-campus, ultimately unpacking the political dimensions of student engagement within campus climates. Chapter authors in this book critically synthesize relevant research, illuminate interdisciplinary perspectives, and interrogate how current issues of power and oppression shape participatory democracy and higher education at large. A go-to resource for researchers, faculty, administrators, and student affairs professionals, this text addresses the most intractable challenges facing society and its institutions of higher education.

section Section I|39 pages

Historical and Contemporary Foundations for Student Political Engagement as Activism

section Section II|84 pages

Students as Political Actors

section Section III|57 pages

The Role of Non-Student Campus Actors

chapter 8|16 pages

Politics and Pedagogy in the Classroom

From Rehearsal to Performance

chapter 9|21 pages

Remembering “The Black Bruins”

A Case Study of Supporting Student Activists at UCLA

chapter 10|18 pages

From Resistance to Resilience

Transforming Institutional Racism From the Inside Out

section Section IV|36 pages

Integrating Student and Institutional Contexts