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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Professor Lazos Publishes Latest Book Chapter in Presumed Incompetent

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Sylvia Lazos published her latest book chapter, "Are Student Teaching Evaluations
Holding Back Women and Minorities: The Perils of Doing Gender and Race in the Classroom," in Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (Gabriella GutiƩrrez y Muhs et al. eds., Utah State University Press).

Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators. The narratives are filled with wit, wisdom, and concrete recommendations, and provide a window into the struggles of professional women in a racially stratified but increasingly multicultural America.

At Boyd, Professor Lazos serves as the Justice Myron Leavitt Professor of Law. A constitutional law and critical race scholar, Professor Lazos has written exhaustively on how constitutional norms can accommodate a new American reality that is increasingly multicultural, multiracial, and multiethnic. These articles have appeared in respected journals such as the Indiana Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, Oregon Law Review, and Tulane Law Review.