Power, Race, and Higher Education: A Cross-Cultural Parallel Narrative by Kakali Bhattacharya and Norman K. Gillen (Kent) provides readers with scenarios from the authors’ personal and academic lives through which they explore the major themes of the book (2016). These themes include researcher positionality, presenting research through ethnodrama, navigating academia, and pedagogical approaches to examining privilege. This review recommends the book for professors working with Master’s students or undergraduates to facilitate reflection on their positionality in relation to their students (in the case of pre-service teachers) or research participants.


Race, Positionality, Arts-Based Research, Critical Pedagogy, Post-Colonialism

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Kathleen Rose McGovern is a doctoral student and College of Education Research Award Scholar in Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: kathleen.mcgovern25@uga.edu or kmcgover@gmail.com.

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