Black women academicians represent a highly educated group that at times hold positional power within institutions of higher education. In this paper, the authors utilize a critical race feminist frame to explore their experiences with relational aggressive dynamics within higher education work settings. Using auto-narrative qualitative methodology, they collected data through scholarly personal narratives in the form of journals. The entries were analyzed by utilizing an intersectional lens with a focus on coping. Data analysis yielded four themes framed as coping with frenemy dynamics between individuals and contexts. The authors consider the contribution of individual, institutional and structural elements.
Women, Academy, Higher Education, Black, Intersectionality, Autonarrative Methodology
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Williams, W. S., & Packer-Williams, C. L. (2019). Frenemies in the Academy: Relational Aggression among African American Women Academicians. The Qualitative Report, 24(8), 2009-2027. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2019.3407