Black Perspectives in Writing Program Administration: From Margins to the Center
Editors Staci M. Perryman-Clark and Collin Lamont Craig have made a space for WPAs of color to cultivate antiracist responses within an Afrocentric framework and to enact socially responsible approaches to program building. This framework also positions WPAs of color to build relationships with allies and create contexts for students and faculty to imagine rhetorics that speak truth to oppressive and divisive ideologies within and beyond the academy, but especially within writing programs.
Contributors share not just experiences of racist microaggressions, but also the successes of black WPAs and WPAs whose work represents a strong commitment to students of color. Together they work to foster stronger alliance building among white allies in the discipline, and, most importantly, to develop concrete, specific models for taking action to confront and resist racist microaggressions. As a whole, this collection works to shift the focus from race more broadly toward perspectives on blackness in writing program administration.
English Language and Literature
Citation for published book
Perryman-Clark, Staci, and Collin Lamont Craig, eds. Black Perspectives in Writing Program Administration: From Margins to the Center. Conference on College Composition and Communication: National Council of Teachers of English, 2019.
Perryman-Clark, Staci M. and Craig, Collin Lamont, "Black Perspectives in Writing Program Administration: From Margins to the Center" (2019). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 781.