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Written/UnwrittenDiversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure$
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Patricia A. Matthew

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469627717

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627717.001.0001

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Talking Tenure

Talking Tenure

Don’t be safe. Because there is no safety there anyway

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(p.148) Talking Tenure
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Written/Unwritten
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Sarita Echavez

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627717.003.0009

Written in the wake of her tenure case at the University of Michigan, Sarita See's essay reflects the various subject positions she has held in the academy from untenured, and therefore vulnerable, assistant professor to a powerful advocate and organizer calling for institutions to closely interrogate what is at stake when faculty of color face tenure battles. Reflecting the challenges of writing about the unwritten record of racism and sexism in the United States academy, this essay documents and juxtaposes two radio segments with the radio collective "Asian Pacific American (APA): A Compass"—a rant and an interview—that See did as part of two national tenure justice campaigns on behalf of women of color academics that she helped organize.

Keywords:   University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, tenure denial, critical-race studies, Asian Pacific American studies, Community Engagement

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