Minority-Serving Institutions, Race-Conscious "Dwelling," and Possible Futures for Basic Writing at Predominantly White Institutions Journal Article uri icon



  • This essay looks to Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) for strategies that can be implemented in order to combat contemporary neolibera! attacks against the programmatic and institutional spaces of basic writing within Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Working from Nedra Reynolds' notion of thirdspace-oriented "dwelling" and Derrick Bell's notion of "interest convergence," it identifies four race-conscious "dwelling strategies" currently employed by MSIs to promote student success. It then offers four complementary suggestions regarding specific ways in which we in BW might adapt similar race-conscious dwelling strategies in the effort not only to defend our programs against contemporary attacks, but also to grow and cultivate new BW spaces within PWIs. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

publication date

  • January 1, 2012

Date in CU Experts

  • September 30, 2013 12:21 PM

Full Author List

  • Lamos S

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0147-1635

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 4

end page

  • 35


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