Food for thought…

9 02 2009

Most of my professors at Tufts have been white males, and I think that this has been a shared experience among many of my friends and peers. Exactly how many full time professors of color do we have, and exactly how many full time female professors are here at Tufts? According to the 2007 – 2008 Tufts fact book:

In the school of liberal arts and sciences:

– There are a total of 17 African American professors: 8 males, 9 females

– There are a total of 14 Asian American / Pacific Islander professors: 5 males, 9 females

– There are a total of 17 Hispanic professors: 9 males, 8 females

– There are a total of 237 white professors: 129 males, 108 females

– There are a total of 55 foreign professors: 28 males, 27 females

(Not sure what they mean by foreign…)

Meanwhile in the school of engineering:

– There are a total of 2 African American professors: 1 male and 1 female

– There are a total of 5 Asian American / Pacific Islander professors: all of whom are males

– There are 0 Hispanic professors

– There are a total of 52 white professors: 42 males, 10 females

– There are a total of 11 foreign professors: 9 males, 2 females

…Just statistics to know, share and contemplate…


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9 02 2009
concernedfem

It is funny because Tufts claim to be so diverse and so international, but when looking at the facts they really are not. I mean no wonder the women’s studies department and the queer studies department get very little support. How can they if the majority of professors here are white (probably majority straight) males. where is all this diversity?

9 02 2009
Pheen

At least in the college of liberal arts, the male to female ratio seems equal.

10 02 2009
Stephanie

In the Biology department, I’m pretty sure that there are two professors of color, and that they’re both female (although I need to double-check). I think that’s kind of interesting; there are a certain number of female professors, and a certain number of professors of color, but the latter group is within the former.

The engineering numbers are even scarier when you take into account that Tufts is one of the LESS gendered engineering schools.

But I agree with concernedfem. How are we supposed to garner support for women’s studies or queer studies (or African American studies, Latino studies, Asian American studies, and so on) if we have white, mostly straight men dominating our academics?

25 02 2009
fermale domination

Very interesting.

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