Practicing Liberatory pedagogy: Women of color in College classrooms

Dalia Rodriguez, Afua O. Boahene, Nicole Gonzales-Howell, Juliann Anesi

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Following the works of Patricia Williams, bell hooks, and other feminist scholars of color, we address what it means for women of color teaching social justice issues in predominantly white classrooms. Very little research has been done to illuminate the challenges women of color face in classrooms and what this means for liberatory practice. We grapples with the question, "What are the particular experiences of women of color from various racial and ethnic backgrounds with white student resistance, specifically in relation to issues of authority?" We also provide recommendations for classroom practice as well as address policy recommendations to structurally support women of color.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-108
Number of pages13
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2012


  • critical pedagogy
  • critical race feminism
  • liberatory pedagogy
  • women of color

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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