Claiming Space at the Intersection: A Professor's Narrative of Navigating & [Re]claiming Space, Place, & Home Beyond the Walls of Academe

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This chapter explores the out-of-office experiences of a Black, queer tenure-track assistant professor in the deep South immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic. To humanize Black, queer, and minoritized professors, the narrative detailed in the chapter provides an in-depth examination of the sociopolitical and local context surrounding a Black, queer professor during his first three years in a tenure-track position and how he worked to (re)claim space and create home. The chapter concludes with recommendations for minoritized faculty who seek to (re)claim space in adverse environments.

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Creating Space for Ourselves as Minoritized and Marginalized Faculty