Challenging the bias: Academic women organizing for equity A case study of the Association for Women Faculty at the University of Arizona
AuthorMoore, Roberta Ailene, 1972-
Education, History of.
Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis essay focuses on the development and early activism of the Association for Women Faculty, an organization created by and for women faculty and professionals at the University of Arizona. Emphasizing the pay equity struggle engaged by AWF in the early 1980s, this work analyzes the methods used to challenge salary inequities and evaluates the overall outcome of these efforts. Salary inequity in academia has functioned as a mobilizing issue since it affects nearly all women working in higher education. This essay details how the Association for Women Faculty (AWF) at the University of Arizona challenged these inequities and the methods they used to contest institutional discrimination. Through the use of primary historical documents, salary studies, and oral histories, this essay recreates AWF's history and situates this history within the feminist economic theory of the period.
Degree ProgramGraduate College