Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa is the co-editor of a book recently published by Routledge. Students’ Experiences of Power and Marginality: Sharing Spaces and Negotiating Differences explores the experiential dimensions of college life and what really happens when students of different socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, and racial/ethnic groups enroll and share space.
LaDousa and his co-editor Elizabeth Lee, a former Hamilton professor, also co-authored a chapter on “Being ‘the Gay’ on Campus: Developing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Queer identities in a college context.”
According to the publisher, “rather than treat diversity as mere difference, this volume provides dynamic analyses of how students come to experience both power and marginality in their campus lives. Each chapter comprises an empirical qualitative study from scholars engaged in cutting-edge research about campus life.”
In a review of Students’ Experiences of Power and Marginality, Kathleen Hall of the University of Pennsylvania said, “The compelling stories brought together in this volume vividly illustrate the deeply contextual nature of how ‘diversity’ is produced, negotiated, and experienced in institutions of higher education in America.”