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2007

Georgia State University

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Conditions Of Possibility And Agency: A Qualitative Inquiry Into The Professional Lives Of Three Women In The Liberal Arts Academic Disciplines, Angelyn Hayes Jun 2007

Conditions Of Possibility And Agency: A Qualitative Inquiry Into The Professional Lives Of Three Women In The Liberal Arts Academic Disciplines, Angelyn Hayes

Educational Policy Studies Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to research the experiences of female academicians in traditional liberal arts academic disciplines at one institution. The challenges of being a female academician are revealed in statistical data about faculty rank, tenure, and salaries as well as in descriptive accounts of the environment that women encounter in the higher education institutions. However, the intersection of women and the academic disciplines rooted in the liberal arts tradition is a neglected arena of investigation. This research involved a series of qualitative in-depth interviews with three women representing biology, psychology, and English at a small public college ...