Resources For Those Underrepresented In Their Fields

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Academic work can be demanding, and academics need to take care of themselves, particularly those who are underrepresented in their fields. This page features online and print resources 


National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. U-M is an institutional member of this organization, and their website features seminars, courses, discussion forums, and other resources for thriving in the academy for underrepresented graduate students, postdocs, faculty members, and administrators. If you are associated with U-M, you can register for an institutional sub-account here.

Underrepresented in Our Fields: Strategies for Faculty Success. CRLT's list of online and print resources that discuss challenges and opportunities for faculty who are members of groups underrepresented in their disciplines.

The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure -- Without Losing Your Soul. This book by Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffly is cited by many as an indispensable guide to tenure. Available from the U-M Library.

Conditionally Accepted. This blog from Inside Higher Ed is, in its own words, an anti-racist, pro-feminist, pro-queer, anti-transphobic, anti-fatphobic, anti-ableist, anti-classist, and anti-xenophobic online community.

How Not To Die: Survival Tips for Black Women Who Are Asked To Do Too Much. Robin M. Boylorn's classic piece, found at the Crunk Feminist Collective.

Latinas Completing Doctoral Degrees. This blog offers advice and support for women of color who are working toward their doctoral degrees.


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