Paludi Co-authors Book Chapter
October 21, 2011
Michele Paludi, the Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor in Women’s Studies, co-authored a chapter titled “‘Many Phantoms and Obstacles...Looming in Her Way’: Women Faculty in Academe” in Jennifer Martin’s edited two-volume set Women as Leaders in Education (Praeger Publishers).
Paludi and co-author Florence Denmark, Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Pace University, addressed issues such as salary discrepancies, career/family conflict, course evaluations, multiple marginality, mentoring and networking.
The quotation in the chapter title is from “Professions for Women” by Virginia Woolf: “Even when the path is nominally open -- when there is nothing to prevent women from becoming a doctor, a lawyer, a civil servant -- there are many phantoms and obstacles looming in her way. To discuss and define them is of great value and importance; for thus only can the labour be shared, the difficulties solved.”