In Academic Outsider: Stories of Exclusion and Hope (Stanford University Press), Victoria Reyes offers plenty of both kinds of stories.
She also mixes stories of her professional life, such as the first rejection of a journal article she wrote, with very personal stories, such as her mother telling her: "I wish you had never been born. I should have had an abortion."
Reyes, associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at the University of California, Riverside,...
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