International minority ethnic academics at predominantly white institutions

Kalwant Bhopal, Thandeka K. Chapman

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Using critical race theory, this article examines the racial positioning of British international minority ethnic (IME) academics in predominantly White institutions (PWIs). Empirical data, in the form of 28 in-depth interviews with IME academics, is used to analyze the complex raced and gendered positionalities of IME academics in institutions of higher education in the United States. We argue that the institutional contexts of predominantly White universities continue to re-affirm White privilege in ways that reflect the struggles in higher education to diversify faculty at PWIs. As scholars call for more diversity across higher education campuses, we suggest that it is important to understand the interconnections between policy and practice surrounding attempts to recruit and retain IME academics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-113
Number of pages16
JournalBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
Issue number1
Early online date29 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • CRT
  • inclusion
  • IME academics
  • Higher Education
  • faculty


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