Outside In

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Abstract

The narratives included in Outside In: Voices from the Margins are written by academic practitioners who claim their agency within their work environments by acknowledging that they have experienced exclusion from the highest echelons of academe because of some facet of their humanness such as their gender and/or ethnicity. The essays provide examples of situations in which the authors found themselves outside of the majority, often shut out of the like-minded comradery and typically hierarchical movement through academe that perpetuates a predominantly male leadership. By contextualizing these experiences within their academic disciplines and indicating the effect that their exclusion has had on their careers, the authors create experientially-infused discipline content intended to drive change within their academic communities. The authors summon a collective intention to move from their perceived positions outside of the decision-making spheres of academe toward the possibility of inclusion for themselves and future generations of academics.