presumed incompetent

Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia edited by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, et. al. edited by Latina Feminist Group.

Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonio edited by Latina Feminist Group.

The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure— Without Losing Your Soul by Kerry A. Rockquemore, and Tracey Laszloffy.

Journals Online:

“Back-to-School Beatitudes: 10 Academic Survival Tips” by Crunk Feminist Collective. Blog:


“How to Prep for Grad School if You’re Poor” started by Karra Shimabukuro. Google Document or Wiki.

Melissa Ridley Elmes~ The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne. Blog:

Mentoring Programs:

IRT, Institute for Recruitment of Teachers. The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study.

MALCS, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social or malcs.wildapricot.orgMALCS is open to all Chicana, Latina, Afro-Latina, Asian-Latina and Indigenous women and gender non-conforming people working toward the support, education and dissemination of Chicana/Latina & Native American women’s issues. This includes faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduates, and community members.

McNair Scholars. McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.

Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP). Established in 1987, the Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP) is our eight-week summer research    program designed for rising juniors, seniors (and some masters students) from educationally and/or economically    disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants work under the supervision of a faculty mentor on the mentor’s research project.

UTSA’s African American Literatures and Cultures InstituteThe University of Texas at San Antonio African American Literatures and Cultures Institute cultivates students to join the US professoriate by providing research stipends, rigorous mentoring, and innovative academic training. The program responds to the pressing need for diversifying all areas of US higher education — from graduate study to academic research through administrative leadership.

UTSA’s First to Go and Graduate. F2G&G strives to create, grow and sustain a community of stakeholders on the UTSA campus who work toward the increased retention, persistence and graduation of students who are the first in their families to pursue a four-year or postgraduate degree.


Ford Foundation. Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.


Lanzante! Through this national education initiative, Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip e-pass(es) to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

Last updated: 7-17-16