Association of American Colleges and Universities

Intersectionality and Well-Being

Posted on March 5, 2018

Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2018
Vol. 21, No. 1

As campus communities become increasingly diverse, it is crucial to build cultures in higher education that respect and support all aspects of students’ and educators’ multiple intersecting identities. This issue of Diversity & Democracy, produced in partnership with Bringing Theory to Practice and funded in part by Bringing Theory to Practice and the Endeavor Foundation, examines how higher education institutions can take an intersectional approach to fostering individual, community, and institutional well-being.

From the Editor: Intersectionality and Well-Being: A Journey toward Hope and Healing
By Emily Schuster, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Intersectionality and Well-Being
The Whole Student: Finding Balance at the Intersections of Identity and Belonging
By L. Lee Knefelkamp, Teachers College, Columbia University, and Jennifer O’Brien, Bringing Theory to Practice

Educating for Wholeness in the Intersections
By Leeva C. Chung, University of San Diego, and Laura I. Rendón, University of Texas–San Antonio

Lessons in Resistance and Resilience
By Janie Victoria Ward, Simmons College

Alternate Conversations for Creating Whole-System Change around Diversity and Inclusion
By Frank D. Golom, Loyola University Maryland

Campus Practice
Critical Learning, Radical Healing, and Community Engagement in Prison
By Tessa Hicks Peterson, Pitzer College

Navigating the First Year in Community
By Denise Bartell, Alison Staudinger, David Voelker, Sandra Graybill, and Alyssa Yang, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

Reflexivity in Cross-Cultural Collaboration
By Alicia Fedelina Chávez, University of New Mexico, and Susan Diana Longerbeam, University of Louisville

Two Perspectives on a Cross-Cultural Mentoring Relationship
By Rachel Greene and Joe Saucedo, Loyola University Chicago


What Now? Creating Cultures of Liberation in Higher Education
By Donald W. Harward, Bringing Theory to Practice

Diversity & Democracy supports higher education faculty and leaders as they design and implement programs that advance civic learning and democratic engagement, global learning, and experiences with diversity to prepare students for socially responsible action in today’s interdependent but unequal world.

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