—Khan Ho, The Huffington Post
"Presumed Incompetent offers valuable lessons and advice for just about everyone in Academia, from contigent faculty, post-docs, and tenured and tenure-track faculty, to administrators and search committees. It is up to us to heed that advice if we hope to erase the dangerous and erroneous belief in academic women's incompetence."
—Afshan Jafar, Inside Higher Education
"This book is for people of any race or gender who want to make campus a richer, healthier, more equitable place for all."
—Women in Higher Education
"A 'must read' for everyone in and outside of academia."
— Amelia ML Montes, La Bloga
"Should be required reading for students entering graduate studies. . . Highly recommended."
—R. Price, Choice Magazine- March 2013 Editors Pick
From the Back Cover
—Mari Matsuda, author of Where is Your Body: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Law
"Women in academia still face obstacles built up over centuries, but the contributors to Presumed Incompetent have taken a leap toward liberation. Their revelations will enrage you -- and open minds and hearts."
Exploding the myth that we live in a "post-identity" world, Presumed Incompetent provides gripping first-hand accounts of the ways in which women faculty of color are subjected to stereotypes, fears and fantasies based on the intersection of race, gender, and class. It reminds us that the mere passage of time is not enough to create equitable workplaces for anyone facing institutional subordination.