The Politics of Publishing: A National Conversation With Scholars Who Use Their Research About Black Women to Address Intersectionality Academic Article uri icon


  • What does it mean to expand the epistemological terrain in education research to improve educational equity? This feature article attends to this question by opening a national conversation with education researchers who take up intersectionality in their study of Black women in higher education, specifically, the application of Kimberl Crenshaws intersectionality dimensionsstructural, political, and representational. We surveyed the authors of 23 peer-reviewed research studies that engaged intersectionality across Crenshaws dimensions. Findings showed that the majority of the studies were published in journals with low-impact factors. Additionally, authors indicated that they experienced pushback in the publishing process, including having to justify their work to journal editors and responding to reviewers who did not value their work. Implications are discussed.

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altmetric score

  • 11.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Joseph, N. M., Haynes, C., & Patton, L. D.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Joseph, Nicole M||Haynes, Chayla||Patton, Lori D

publication date

  • March 2021