Psychological Tight Spaces: One Black Feminist Scholar's Journey into Academia
by Shawn Arango Ricks
This book chronicles one Black feminist’s attempt to “make sense” of how Black Feminist Scholars negotiate power, navigate oppression, and resist domination in academia. The author examines her experiences with a backdrop of Critical Race Theory, Critical Race Feminism, and Critical Discourse Analysis, and by utilizing a secondary and textual analysis of Sister Outsider (2007) by Audre Lorde, and Teaching to Transgress (1994) by bell hooks. The author generates a framework for Black Women to successfully negotiate their tight spaces within hegemonic institutions of domination—the academy. Additionally this book attempts to provide transformational knowledge as a roadmap for other Black women in the academy as they journey along their path of the unfamiliar.