Sister scholars: Untangling issues of identity as women in academe

Edited by

Dr. Ellyn Lyle

Dean in the Faculty of Education at Yorkville University

&

Dr. Sepideh Mahani

Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education at Yorkville University

Historically, academe has been regarded as a male space owing to the assumption that knowledge is masculine. Further complicating this inequity is the tendency of academe to favour authoritarian perspectives largely associated with male ways of knowing. As women academics struggle to negotiate hospitable professional spaces, they are often pulled between conflicting senses of self. Scholarly writing within disciplinary contexts is one way that women can employ agency against patriarchy to author their own sense of self. In this spirit, this peer-reviewed collection aims to bring awareness to the unique experiences of women in the academy.


Lyle E. & Mahani S. (Eds.) (2020). Sister scholars: Untangling issues of identity as women in academe. DIO Press, New York, NY. https://www.diopress.com/product-page/sister-scholars