Thandi Sule

Thandi Sule
Oakland University · Department of Organizational Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy Higher and Post-Secondary Education

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Introduction
Thandi Sulé currently works at the Department of Organizational Leadership, Oakland University. Thandi does research access and sense of belonging among socially marginalized groups in higher education. Her focus has addressed the following: Black female faculty, affirmative action discourse and hip hop culture.
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September 2009 - May 2011
University of Michigan
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  • PostDoc Position

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Through an analysis informed by critical race feminism, this paper examines the intersection of professional socialization and agency among tenured Black female faculty at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Professional socialization entails the transmission and reproduction of professional norms. However, within PWIs, professional socializat...
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Given the prevalence of racial segregation in the U.S., college is an opportunity to prepare students for diversity through cross-racial interaction. Hip-hop, a culture steeped in black and Latino experiences, has significant white supporters. Through diversity and critical whiteness frameworks, this research considers how white hip-hop collegians...
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Sense of belonging is recognized as a factor contributing to persistence to graduation. Furthermore, interactional diversity is associated with learning and civic outcomes—touted higher education goals. Hip-hop culture, one of the most influential cultural creations of the mid–20th century, has succeeded in attracting devotees from diverse backgrou...
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Using critical discourse analysis, this study assesses reader comments to newspaper articles on the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Supreme Court case. The Fisher case challenges the consideration of race in the college admissions process at UT. Findings show that this racial equity practice was framed as being antithetical to individualism...
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Though Black Americans have long suffered under racial tyranny, they have made valiant efforts to subvert policies and practices that encroach on their humanity. Nevertheless, systemic racism has been virtually unyielding—creating both racial hierarchies and disparities in access to resources and wellness. Programs designed to address the condition...
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Using critical pedagogy and constructivism as the epistemic lenses, this study qualitatively examines how students gauge their learning in a course focusing on knowledge development through dialog and cooperative case study creation. Findings indicate that the experiential and collaborative nature of the course fostered learning that has implicatio...
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Critical race theory (CRT) is a framework that unapologetically asserts how and why race matters in the maintenance of U.S. policies and practices. In doing so, CRT counters discourse that situates discrimination and disparities within the realm of individual behaviors or psychological deficits. Therefore, racism is seen for what it is-a willful, i...
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Stevie Johnson’s 2019 dissertation album, The Space Program Presents Curriculum of the Mind (TSP) is a deliberate unabashed groove that encapsulates some defining lived experiences represented by the entwining of Blackness and maleness. The compilation allows those intersectional identities to stand bare yet complicated unlike the normalized depict...
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To address the tension between public education norms and the lived experiences of racially marginalized students, this study examines how Brother to Sister (BTS), a community group, promotes sense of belonging and college access among Black high school students using the school as a primary dialogical space. Specifically, through qualitative asses...
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At the heart of the longstanding debate of addressing racial inequities in higher education is an argument about whether race should be a factor in admissions decisions. One argument is that institutions should be held accountable for diversity through external policies like affirmative action. Alternatively, there is the position that institutions...
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At the heart of the longstanding debate of addressing racial inequities in higher education is an argument about whether race should be a factor in admissions decisions. One argument is that institutions should be held accountable for diversity through external policies like affirmative action. Alternatively, there is the position that institutions...
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What happens to race in public discussions about “race-neutral” college admissions policies? This article shows how race disappeared from elite political debate during hearings on Texas Senate Bill 175 (2009), the Top Ten Percent Plan (the Plan), which guaranteed college admissions to high school graduates from the top 10% of their classes. Finding...
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Employing critical race feminism, this article explores how black and Latina women faculty alter the teaching and learning environment at a predominantly white, research institution (PWI). The limited research on faculty of color at PWIs focuses on barriers to career success, yet places less emphasis on how these faculty negotiate barriers and faci...
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Through the employment of Black Feminist Thought and Political Race concepts, this study examines how race matters in the lives of tenured Black female faculty at predominately White research institutions. The findings indicate that the participants encountered subtle and blatant forms of racism. However, race consciousness served as a catalyst for...
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The literature on women of color (WOC) faculty is replete with accounts of marginalization (Balderrama, Texeira, & Valdez, 2006; Benjamin, 1997; Garcia, 2005; John, 1997; Li & Beckett, 2006; McKay, 1997; Reyes, 2005). For instance, Balderrama et al. (2006) explains, “I come from a family of survivors, but I never realized it would come to that in a...
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This paper explores how Black female faculty (BFF), the largest community of women of color faculty, simultaneously define their professional role and contribute to predominately White research institutions (PWRIs) through a series of critical enactments. The sparse research on BFF at PWIs focuses on barriers to social integration yet places less e...

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Black women faculty socialization experiences; Black women Faculty agency;