College Student Affairs Journal

College Student Affairs Journal is an academic journal focusing on College Student Affairs

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring

A Socialization-Based Values Approach to Embracing Diversity and Confronting Resistance in Intercultural Dialogues
The dynamics of resistance articulated by the Privileged Identity Exploration model highlight the need to acknowledge the role of socialization in the formation of attitudes and behaviors that can support identities of privilege. Exploring individual...
Beyond the Binary: Gender, Identity, and Change at Brandeis University
This article offers a case study outlining promising practices and effective dialogues on gender identity, privilege, and transgender issues. Also presented are methods for student affairs professionals to foster organisational change to serve transgender...
Dealing with Institutional Racism on Campus: Initiating Difficult Dialogues and Social Justice Advocacy Interventions
The authors describe social justice advocacy interventions to initiate difficult discussions at the university where they are employed. They emphasize the need to foster difficult dialogues about the problem of institutional racism among students, faculty...
Difficult Dialogues, Privilege and Social Justice: Uses of the Privileged Identity Exploration (PIE) Model in Student Affairs Practice
This article will introduce the Privileged Identity Exploration (PIE) Model. This model identifies eight (8) defense modes associated with behaviors individuals display when engaged in difficult dialogues about social justice issues. Implications for...
Editorial
Dear Readers,It is a pleasure for me to write to you for the first time as Senior Editor of the College Student Affairs Journal. We have an excellent editorial board and have been blessed with a large number of excellent manuscripts from which to choose...
Editor's Notes
For the purposes of this special issue, the term diversity refers to raising awareness about promoting inclusion of historically oppressed groups (i.e. racial minorities, women, people with disabilities) and developing an appreciation of cultural difference...
Engaging Men in Difficult Dialogues about Privilege
Male privilege is one aspect of social inequality that underlies much of the oppression and violence that occurs on college campuses. Mad Skills, a program addressing power and privilege with college men, is described along with general recommendations...
Implications for the Privileged Identity Exploration Model in Student Affairs Theory and Practice
This article comments on the utility of the Privileged Identity Exploration (PIE) model in student affairs theory and practice and draws upon examples from the preceding articles.The work of facilitating difficult dialogue about privilege remains necessary...
Queer(y)ing Religion and Spirituality: Reflections from Difficult Dialogues Exploring Religion, Spirituality, and Homosexuality
This article describes a student affairs practitioner's experience with co-instructing a course entitled, "Queer(y)ing Religion and Spirituality". The ways practitioners can facilitate difficult dialogues with students about the intersection of spirituality...
Racial Microaggressions as Instigators of Difficult Dialogues on Race: Implications for Student Affairs Educators and Students
This article defines racial microaggressions and discusses their role in instigating difficult dialogues concerning racial and ethnic issues in student affairs classroom settings. The authors present four reasons why dialogues on race are difficult for...
Rearticulating Whiteness: A Precursor to Difficult Dialogues on Race
This article reviews findings from a related study of 15 White racial justice allies, which highlighted the importance of re-articulating a sense of Whiteness. The author explores how the rearticulated sense of Whiteness demonstrated by these students...
Traversing Boundaries: Dialogues on Christian Privilege, Religious Oppression, and Religious Pluralism among Believers and Non-Believers
A dialogic model for the discussion of issues related to Christian privilege and religious oppression of minority religious groups and non-believers in the United States is presented. The goal of the dialogue circles is to create and maintain a true...
"What Do You Mean by Whiteness?": A Professor, Four Doctoral Students, and a Student Affairs Administrator Explore Whiteness
In this article, four doctoral students-two White females, one African American female, a White male-an African American female assistant professor, and an African American male student affairs administrator reflect on the difficult dialogues that took...
When the Dialogue Becomes Too Difficult: A Case Study of Resistance and Backlash
This case study explains varied perspectives on a difficult dialogue. It provides recommendations for student affairs professionals and faculty members who work with students and teach courses in content areas that are related to diversity, social justice,...
When White Women Cry: How White Women's Tears Oppress Women of Color
This article focuses on the tension that arises as the result of the intersection of social identities, namely gender and race. Through examination of a case study, I consider the ways in which White women benefit from White privilege through their interactions...