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Blackademic Negotiations When the Ivory Tower Isn't Enough: Finding Pathways to Activism as an Emerging Black Scholar

Author: Wideline Seraphin (The Pennsylvania State University)

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    Blackademic Negotiations When the Ivory Tower Isn't Enough: Finding Pathways to Activism as an Emerging Black Scholar

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This reflexive essay chronicles the last two years of the author's PhD program and the negotiations of an emerging black female critical scholar in response to the growing tensions between academic obligations and growing racial unrest. Guiding questions of, “what are you going to do? And what are you willing to pay?” were used to think through what it meant to dedicate oneself to critical social justice work and apply that dedication to everyday practices despite perceived limitations.

Keywords: critical scholar, lived experiences, emerging black scholars, community narratives

How to Cite:

Seraphin, W., (2017) “Blackademic Negotiations When the Ivory Tower Isn't Enough: Finding Pathways to Activism as an Emerging Black Scholar”, Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 6(2).

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03 Apr 2017
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