This paper presents a critical overview of the sociological research on black women's experiences as graduate students and faculty in higher education, with a focus on research since 1995. In interactions with the social inequalities of race and class, how are black women faculty and graduate students’ experiences with sexism, racism, and classism reproduced within the institution of higher education? What kinds of policies have been implemented to address these problems? What changes, if any, have there been in the experiences of black women faculty and graduate students over time? How do black women scholars fare in relation to their white and male counterparts in higher education? What suggestions do scholars provide toward more equitable work experiences for black women faculty and graduate students in higher education?
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